Solar Radiation Monitoring & Analysis A real time monitoring of the Solar Radiation in Kathmandu as well as in different parts of the country is being carried under this activity. The collected data are processed in order to calculate the real potential to exploit the solar irradiance of the concerned place to meet the energy demand of the place. The outcome of the activity is expected to end up with solar radiation mapping of country with real-time data.
Figure 1: Real time Solar Radiation Monitoring System installed at NAST along with its results.
Energy Auditing & Conservation In the context of having acute shortage of energy, the activity intends to develop a culture to minimize the energy waste and maximize the use of available energy resources. Energy Auditing is the fundamental tool used for the purpose. By institutionalizing the energy conservation practices, proliferation of solar energy technology also becomes easier as cost of solar PV modules of moderate size can be within the reach of middle class people.
Diversification of Solar Technology This activity mainly addresses the issues related to diversification in the areas of application of solar energy technologies in the country and respective capacity building to adopt the new technologies. It covers wide range of activities such as proliferation of knowledge on solar energy technologies, feasibility study of grid connected rooftop PV system along with mini / micro grids and efficient use of Sun Simulator and module tester.
Figure 2: Diversification and Proliferation of Solar Energy Technologies in Nepal.