23 Apr Solar Panel Distribution to Indigenous People
On 21 March 2015, 48 solar panels were distributed to the Chepang and Tamang communities residing in Jimling, Pongyak, Gonbang, Beldada, Bhatibung, Jhapalang, Chalise, and Chautara villages of Korak VDC Ward 3, 4, and 5, in Chitwan, Nepal by IIAD’s chairman Biswash Chepang.
The solar panel and battery with capacity of 10 watt was provided to the villages under the subsidies from Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC).
Each solar panel cost Rs 11,000 including Rs 5,600 government subsidy. However, the local Chepang paid only Rs 800 for the system after the additional assistance was provided from other organizations like Bring Light Foundation and S.S. Solar Limited.