About Solar Energy Program

DCRDC has been continuously working for the information dissemination and awareness rising of Solar Energy program under the AEPC/ESAP. However, specifically, we have started to work for the monitoring part of the connected Solar Home System (SHS) by the pre-qualified solar companies from 2007 July and from 2011 February, we have starting to work on solar water pumping system. With the existing network of renewable energy, we are fully enjoying to work with this component of AEPC/ESAP.

Subsidy Policy

Subsidy will be provided to households for installing SHS of 10-18 Wp, and more than 18 Wp from now onward as mentioned in following areas.
Geographical region 10-18 Wp (NPR) More than 18 Wp (NPR)

Karnali and adjoining districts* and very remote VDCs # categorized A in other districts



Remote VDC# categorized B in other districts



Accessible VDCs



* Humla, Jumla, Kalikot, Dolpa, Mugu, Rolpa, Rukum, Jajarkot, Bajhang, Bajura,Achham, Dailekh, Darchula # The very remote and remote VDCs of the remote districts are as per Ministry of Local Development MoLD)/GoN notification in the Nepal Gazette. The category A comprises of very remote VDCs, while category B represents remote VDCs as specified in Annex-1. 2. In order to provide quick relief from kerosene tuki and jharo etc. in the rural areas a 5 small solar system based on White LED will be promoted. A subsidy of NPR 2,000 per system will be provided to a SSHS consisting of at least 5Wp solar panel along with two sets of solar lamp. 3.2.2. Institutional Solar PV System 1. The subsidy for Solar PV systems used by public institutions such as for operating computers in remote schools, vaccine refrigerators in remote health posts, FM radio equipments in remote and remote tele-centers etc. will be up to 75% of the cost. 2. The subsidy amount of 75% not exceeding NPR15,000 will be provided for providing lighting to the monasteries, temples, churches, Mosque and other religious places in the remote without electrification by any other means. 3.2.3 Solar Water Pump In order to encourage solar PV use in the areas where rural electrification has not been done, Solar Pumps will be useful for the activities like small irrigation and drinking water. If it is irrigated in the hill areas, it will not only increase the agriculture productivity, but also increase the income of the poor people. Therefore, to promote productive use of solar PV, the subsidy of solar pump up to the capacity of 1,500 Wp will be 75% of its cost but not exceeding NPR 1,000,000. AEPC will provide necessary technical support to such schemes. 3.2.4 Solar Cooker Realizing the usefulness of solar cooker and recent price increases, the subsidy to solar cooker will be 50% of its cost, but not exceeding NPR 5,000. 3.2.5 Solar Dryer The solar dryers may have extensive use in the rural areas, taking into account of its contribution to fuel wood saving and drying of agriculture products/food without quality deteriorations. Solar dryer might contribute to rural household income as well. So, the subsidy will also be provided to family sized solar dryers as well as the solar dryers, which could use in commercial purpose. The subsidy to family sized solar dryer costing up to NPR 20,000 will be provided up to 50%. If the dryers are to be installed in rural areas for commercial purpose, the subsidy will be up to 70% of the total cost. Preference will be given to the dryers used for drying organic products.

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Dhaulagiri Community Resource Development Center
Baglung Municipality-11, Upallachaur, Baglung
Phone :: 068-520249/520665
Fax :: 068-522009
E-mail :: dcrdc@ntc.net.np 

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