Upcoming Projects

GRID’s International Program works together with communities to develop renewable energy projects that provide residents with outcomes they seek. Our focus on community involvement, training, and long-term
relationships mean the systems we install meet real community needs, stay up and running over the long-term, and deliver maximum impact to the beneficiaries. We also provide opportunities for individuals and teams to travel and work with us, gaining a first-hand view of our work in action while providing funds to support our projects.

Upcoming Projects

Two smiling Nepali women that will participate in upcoming project,
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.

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4 bufferzone committee members standing in front of the Green Tower
Sponsored Project: Solarizing the Green Tower in Bardia National Park, Nepal with RES

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.

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