Project

Chitwan National Park Solar Water Pumping Project - 2.4 kW

Organization Name
Country
Nepal
Sector
Energy Access
Proposed Investment
USD5,675 - Provide Asset - Solar PV / Storage / Substation

Technologies

Solar


Last Updated
Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:05

Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. It covers an area of 932 km2 in Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. SunFarmer Nepal, in partnership with ICIMOD, implemented a 2.4 kWp project to provide 80,000 liters per day of drinking water for the wildlife. Three easily accessible ponds are being made to store water for the wildlife which will help animals such as the elephant, deer etc to easily access a water source. This ponds are recharged by the system. These projects demonstrate the different applications of solar water pumps and show that they aren't limited to drinking water or irrigation for a community, but can be beneficial in many other places as well.
What problem are you trying to solve? Who has this problem?
Nepal is identified as highly vulnerable country to Climate Change. The trends of average rainfall for Nepal for the last two decades, have shown the higher intensity of rains with less number of rainy days. This change has brought about major new challenges. There are 56 lakes and ponds in the Chitwan National Park area.The rain that feeds these water systems has been absent for quite a long time, putting the wildlife and aquatic animals of the park area at threat.
Value Proposition
The project to provide 80,000 liters per day of drinking water for the wildlife. Three easily accessible ponds are being made to store water for the wildlife which will help animals such as the elephant, deer etc to easily access a water source. This ponds are recharged by the system.
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 4.62 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per year.
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Maturity Level
  • Prototyping and Validation
  • Commercial Operations
  • Growth and Expansion