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 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.