Chapter 15

Isolated and Mini-Grid Solar PV Systems

An Alternative Solution for Providing Electricity Access in Remote Areas (Case Study from Nepal)

B. Mainali1; R. Dhital2    1 Energy and Climate Studies, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden2 Alternative Energy Promotion Center, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Lalitpur, Nepal


Nepal is a landlocked country with difficult geographical terrain and without fossil reserves. However, the country has been blessed with abundant renewable resources. All these facts have contributed to the advantages of renewable-energy-based decentralized rural electrification in Nepal. When making technological choices, the cost-effectiveness of the technologies must be ...

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