Village Electrification with wind turbine and solar power system in Nepal’s Upper Mustang region
The project is implemented by Energy, Environment Research and Development Centre (EERDC), together with People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA). This project aims to install a solar wind hybrid system for electrification of the 40 households in the village and a primary school named “Birendra Prathamik Vidhyalaya” which currently caters to students up to Grade 3. Since the project location is known for good wind and solar resource, the hybrid solar and wind energy system offers cost competitive solution for off grid electrification. Moreover, the operation of system does not require any change in life style of these households. This can make the locally fabricated wind turbine system and its integration in with a small scale solar energy system extremely practical to use in these settings.
The specific objectives of the project are as follows:
- Installation of a 1 kW locally fabricated wind turbine system and additional 3 kW photovoltaic system for electrification of the Primary School in Chumjung and nearby households in Chumjung village of Mustang district in Nepal.
- Provision of operation and maintenance training to a community group in charge of post installation management of the system with the help of community fund.