Launch of "Women in Solar" Nepal Program! Bringing Solar Power to the Kaathe Tower in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park
In December of this year, 10 Nepali participants will travel to Chitwan National Park to install a 2kW off-grid solar system on the Kaathe Observation Tower for the launch of GRID’s first “Women in Solar” project in Nepal. The installation will provide a unique, hands-on training experience for participants that exposes them to work in renewable energy and demonstrates to women that they too have the potential and opportunity to be a part of the growing solar industry in Nepal. Once the system is successfully installed, access to reliable electricity will also help the local community generate additional income to support conservation and livelihood efforts in Chitwan National Park.
Dates: December 15-17, 2018
Location: Chitwan National Park, Nepal
This project is sponsored by Empowered by Light with support from Friends of Nepal and Creating Possibilities. As part of our local workforce development initiative, participation is reserved for Nepali women and men.
In February of 2019, 10 RES employees will join GRID in Nepal's Bardia National Park to install solar on the Green Tower, an observation tower and ecotourism accommodation located in the Bathanpur Community Forest of the Bathanpur Bufferzone. Managed by the User Committee of the Bathanpur Community Forest, the Green Tower is expected to see a significant increase in the number of overnight guests once it has access to reliable electricity, creating employment opportunities and generating additional income to bolster conservation efforts and livelihoods in the local community.
Dates: February 17-24, 2019
Location: Bardia National Park, Nepal
This project is sponsored by RES, a Global Renewable Energy Company. Participation is reserved for RES employees.