Nepal’s solar aspirations

August 19, 2019 01:30 am

Planned and sustainable development of solar energy as part of a larger green energy development plan can truly help Nepal accelerate its action for cleaner planet

Solar, battery expo begins today

February 28, 2019 11:29 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Star Exhibitions is organizing the 3rd edition of 'Solar Today Expo-LED Expo & Battery Expo 2019' in Kathmandu from Thursday. Issuing a statement, the company said that the three-day exhibition will focus on Solar, LED and battery products, technologies, innovation and the entire eco-system of the needs of industries.

Solar over hydro

January 22, 2019 01:30 am

Without a massive and concerted effort to develop solar power, unmet electricity demand will continue to plague the energy sector, the economy, and the nation at large

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: NMB Bank Ltd has signed a private power purchase agreement (PPA) with Saral Urja Nepal Private Limited (SUN) for a 50-KW grid-tie solar roof-top with net metering.

Study finds lost revenue can be millions of dollars annually, suggests ways to quantify haze-related reductions in solar panel output.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has approved a foreign direct investment proposal of Dolma Fund Management, a Mauritius-based company, to set up a 170 MW solar plant in Nepal.

SURKHET, July 19: It's been three years since an electricity pole was laid in front of the house of Nandakala Badi of Behriganga Municipality-8 in Surkhet district.

July 13: A supermoon that brings partial solar eclipse on Friday the 13th is "bad luck" for most of the world's population and not because of any superstitious belief.

BANEPA, June 13: It is now possible to hatch eggs using incubators even in places that do not have grid electricity supply.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The United Nations has installed a solar energy system at its country office in Kathmandu in a move to make headway toward a renewable energy future.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Construction has started on a 25MW solar PV project in Nepal, the largest ever in the country.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The government started work on a 25-megawatt solar photo voltaic power plant in Nuwakot from Friday.

UDAYAPUR, APRIL 12: Triyuga Municipality of Udayapur district has unveiled plan to install 100 MW solar photo voltaic plant.

Singha Durbar goes solar

April 10, 2018 19:19 pm

KATHMANDU, April 10: Singha Durbar, the administrative center of the federal government, has been formally powered with over 1-megawatt solar energy from Tuesday.

POKHARA, Dec 31: Instead of depending on the muscular force to row boats, boat entrepreneurs in Fewa Lake of Kaski district can harness solar energy to operate their boats in a more convenient manner without harming the surrounding environment, according to experts who concluded their feasibility experiments on Thursday.

Pregnant mothers in Nepal giving birth in rural areas face an easier birth thanks to a solar power suitcase.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament has directed the government to scrap the decision of the contract award of solar project of 25 megawatts to a Chinese company, citing the decision was against procurement law.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Public Account Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has issued directives to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to scrap the contract for the 25-megawatt solar power system.

KATHMANDU, June 16: The government has given permission to 30 promoters for survey with a goal of installing 180 MW solar energy system.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Gorkha Brewery has installed 22 solar street-lights and three CCTV cameras at Soti Khola of Dharan.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has unveiled a plan to buy excess solar energy from household consumers.

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life, research published on Wednesday showed.

The solar solution

January 16, 2017 00:15 am

Now that NEA has amazingly reduced load-shedding, PV modules are like expensive clothes hung to dry

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has allocated budget to various municipalities across the country to install the solar street lights in the respective locality in the current fiscal year. The installation will take place on the people's participation approach model.

Neo solar panels in the market

December 24, 2016 10:23 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Panchakanya Group Wednesday launched Neo Solar Power (NSP) -- a range of solar panels -- for the domestic market, it said.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday announced a $20-million grant aimed at triggering increased private sector interest and investment in utility-scale solar projects in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) volunteers have completed the project 'Uninterruptible Computer Lab and Optical Communication Network' at Korea Nepal Institute of Technology (KNIT) in Butwal.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has so far released Rs 990 million of the total Rs 1 billion allocated for installing solar street lamps in municipalities under the ministry's Solar Power Street Lamps installation program.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has so far released Rs 990 million of the total Rs 1 billion allocated for installing solar street lamps in municipalities under the ministry's Solar Power Stree Lamps installation program.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The major streets, thoroughfares and road sections in the Kathmandu Valley will be illuminated by the solar street lamps in a year and a half, according to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

Pathari (Morang), June 10: The solar powered lights were distributed among poverty-stricken communities here in Mahadeva VDC in southern tip of Morang district on Thursday.  The District Development Committee-Morang, Girija Prasad Koirala Foundation and Consumers' Committee jointly distributed the solar lights to communities in the backburner.