Renewable energy in Nepal

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Renewable energy in Nepal is a sector that is rapidly developing in Nepal.[1] While Nepal mainly relies on hydro electricity for its energy needs, solar and wind power is being seen as an important supplement to solve its energy crisis.

Solar energy[edit]

Power cuts with an average of 10 hours per day[2] have been common in Nepal and Nepal Electricity Authority[3] publishes a time table for power cuts. Solar energy can be seen as a more reliable source of energy in Nepal than the traditional electricity. Private installations of solar panels are more frequent in Nepal.

Accordingly solar energy are used properly in Nepal but we can still improve more.

Places such as Madi, Chitwan where the Electricity Authority do not provide electricity[4] because of Chitwan National Park, people there have been relying on solar power[5] for several years.

Electric vehicles[edit]

Electric powered[6] public three wheeler have been in use to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The age of enlightenment". Nepalitimes. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Load Shedding Schedule (Nepali)" (PDF). Nepal Electric Authority. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Loadshedding Schedule". Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Madi to receive electricity at last". 2012-12-10. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Harnessing the sun to protect people and wildlife". Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Electric Vehicle in Kathmandu Nepal". Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "A cleaner, greener Nepal - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BUSINESS & ECONOMY, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, LIFESTYLE, SPORTS, OPINION, INTERVIEW, INTERNATIONAL, THE WEEK news in English in Nepal". 2012-07-31. Retrieved 3 February 2013.