Local Nepali women will join GRID and partner Gham Power to install the microgrid system itself as a hands-on training opportunity in solar installation, and part of GRID's Women in Solar Nepal Program. This will be the third microgrid that GRID will install in Nepal, following the installation of a microgrid in Dhapchung, Sindhupalchok in 2016 and a microgrid in Chatang, Nuwakot in 2018.
In September, GRID will bring reliable electricity to the remote village of Jodhgaun in Nepal's Jumla district with the installation of a 12kW solar microgrid. Access to clean, reliable electricity will provide families with safer, higher quality lighting for reading and studying at night, and the ability to plug in electric appliances that can give families better access to news, entertainment, and income generating opportunities. Nepali women will join GRID for a hands-on training opportunity in solar installation. This project was sponsored and made possible with the generous philanthropic support of Google Cloud.