Nepal's largest wind-solar hybrid power system comes into operation

Posted on: December 12, 2017 | views: 47
Nepal’s largest wind-solar hybrid power system was switched on today in the Hariharpurgadi village of Sindhuli district financed by a project supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “Access to clean, reliable and affordable energy will help the village to connect to the world through Internet and mobile phones, and will create opportunities to boost local income,” said Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, ADB’s Country Director for Nepal. The project, now providing electricity services to 83 rural households, has installed 20 kilowatts wind turbines complemented by 15 kilowatt-peak of solar photovoltaic panels. The system produces 110 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy per day, which will easily meet the village’s electricity demand of 87 kWh per day. The wind-solar hybrid system was installed under ADB’s South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project.