Nepal: Microgrid Systems for Rural Development

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In 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake impacted 30% of Nepal's energy infrastructure. In an ongoing effort, Nepal has been taking strides to include solar as a leading source of alternative energy to help with their energy crisis and societal development.

The GREEN Nepal Program will analyze the role of alternative energy and its practicality, adaptability, and impact in rural societies of developing countries.

Selected participants will study a rural village of Nepal and discover how solar energy is impacting the development of local communities and their livelihoods. Through hands-on education about microgrid system design, TGP participants will execute off-grid solar field project planning and installation.

Join The GREEN Program's newest expedition to explore the possibilities of alternative energy integration through microgrid systems for rural development.

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding along with a personal familiarity of the science and technology behind renewable energy systems for rural development (using solar energy as a case study) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Attain a clear grasp of cost analyses and environmental impact of renewable energy production facilities in a historical, present and future context.
  • Develop skills to evaluate energy sources and projects in terms of feasibility within the matrix of technical, economic, environmental, and political implementation.
  • Experience community resiliency and recovery first-hand in Nepal's rural communities.
  • Advance on the vocabulary and concepts essential to commercial energy production, transmission, management, and legislation for renewable energy.

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