KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun has said that Nepal and Bhutan are facing similar problems in the energy sector.

Tapping into the sun

October 23, 2019 01:00 am

Using the sun to dry crops and grain is one of the oldest applications of solar energy in agriculture. These days, solar energy can be used in agriculture in a number of ways. It saves money, increases self-reliance, and reduces pollution. Solar panels can be used to power an irrigation pump which can then be used to pump water for irrigation. Solar dehydrators are another type of solar technology used in the agriculture industry. Solar drying equipment can dry crops faster and more evenly than leaving them in the field after harvest. Solar energy can help farmers reduce their costs and improve their efficiency and self-reliance. That is why many farmers around the world prefer to implement solar technologies on their farms. Solar farming is not only cost effective but also environment-friendly and reliable. Use of solar energy can also be helpful for reducing the drudgery of women farmers.

The clean-energy fast track

September 19, 2019 00:30 am

Solar and wind are already cheaper than fossil fuels when it comes to generating electricity, and electric vehicles are close to challenging internal-combustion-engine cars on price

KATHMANDU, June 4: The Investment Board of Nepal has given nod for a feasibility study to set up solar energy projects in all seven provinces of the country with combined capacity of 550 MW.

LONDON, Sept. 5: Photosynthesis, a process which plants and other organisms used to convert sunlight into energy and produce oxygen as an important byproduct for animals on earth, has been altered by scientists as a new way to harness solar energy, a new study said.