Current Projects

Research and development to establish a commercially viable locally-constructed Turgo turbine for low-cost renewable electricity generation in rural Nepal

PEEDA in collaboration with University of Bristol (UoB), Nepal Yantra Shala Energy (NYSE) and Turbine Testing Lab of KU (TTL) will execute the project. The project will be funded for 2 years by Energize Nepal (http://ku.edu.np/energizenepal/) Turgo turbines are reported to be reliable, robust and able to operate efficiently over a...

Improving Agricultural Profitability with Solar Powered Mobile Cold Storage for Small Farm Holders

The project is envisioned to be implemented in Baiteshwor Rural Municipality, Ward No. 3 (Earlier Mirge VDC) of Dolakha district. In the present context, in the absence of cold storage and related cold chain facilities, the farmers are compelled to either not sell due to small harvest or sell their...

Why Micro-hydro fails: Investigation into Poor Performance of Micro-Hydropower Plants in Nepal

This project will be carried out jointly by University of Bristol (UoB) and University of Coventry, UK and the People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA). The aim of this project is to understand the reasons behind poor performance and failure of MHP plants in Nepal. A field Study will...

Knowledge Exchange Workshops for Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines Using Online Design Tools

PEEDA is one of the partner organization for the project "Online Design Tools for Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines". The other partner organizations are Kathmandu Alternative Power and Energy Group (KAPEG) (lead and contracting partner), Rural Electrification Research Group (RurERG) and School of the Earth ‘Nea Guinea’. The general aim of this project...

Climate Resilient Communities and Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives for Pro-Poor of Dolakha District of Nepal

Project Summary The project is envisioned to be implemented in 3 Village Development Committees (VDCs) namely Namdu, Jungu and Mirge and earlier VDC (recently integrated into Jiri municipality) specifically Thulopatal of Dolakha district, located in Mid-Mountain range in the Janakpur zone of north eastern Nepal. The project has started from...

Pico Hydropower Promotion Project

Low Head Pico-Hydro Promotion Project ‘Pico-hydro’ is a term for very small hydropower units, smaller than ‘micro-hydro’ in the 100W to 5kW range. In Nepal, the most common form of pico-hydro is the ‘peltric’ set, which uses high heads and very small discharges to generate 3 to 5kW. A technology...