25 Dec '14, 11pm

World Bank to fund 25MW of solar in Nepal | PV-Tech

The project is aiming to provide 25MW of grid connected solar farms and pilot distribution centres. Image: US Department of Agriculture. The World Bank has signed off a US$130 million credit line for solar farms in Nepal. The funding is to help tackle an energy shortage in Nepal, which currently suffers from severe energy shortages of up to 18 hours a day. The project is aiming to increase the supply of power through a series of grid-connected solar power plants and to reduce distribution losses. In the first phase of the project, the funding will support the design, construction and operation of 25MW of solar farms, which will supply power to the Nepal Electricity Authority’s (NEA) distribution network. The second phase will involve the creation of a ‘distribution loss reduction master plan’ and the implementation of loss reduction projects in various NEA areas. “Reliable...

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