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 range of flow rates. They are typically used in medium- to high-head applications. The R&D objective of this project is to develop technically suitable and economically viable Turgo turbine technology that is acceptable to rural areas in Nepal. The key Objectives are:
- Prototype development of pico-hydro Turgo turbine able to be manufactured in Nepal.
- Community testing and commercialization by enabling environment for commercial development and dissemination for production of affordable, reliable and sustainable energy sources for rural Nepal.