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Lighting Vulnurable Community by Solar Power: (Nov 10, 2010)

In the donation and support of International Company and National organization the vulnerable and low caste community has been lighted by solar power. The 22 household of Hile Village has got free source of light because the National grid line has not been access.

Improve Cooking Stove research study in UNSW: (Nov 2, 2010)

Suprabhat Basnet a founder member of RECED has got an opportunity to work with a group of engineer student in University of New South Wales (UNSW), to improve the existing improve cooking stove which is currently using in Nepal. A year long study has been conducted by 15 engineer students. An extensive report can be viewed here: view all news

Carbon Credit Micro Finance

Carbon Credit Micro Finance (CCMF) Project is one of the projects of RECED supported by Sustain Company Limited, UK since 2007, and the project is still ongoing.  The project has designed to reduce the emissions of Carbon Dioxide essential factors (CO2e) which is produced from kerosene light while transforming Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs), especially in solar light in remote village of Nepal.

RECED has chosen Baglung district as a project area, which is 300 KM from the Kathmandu capital city of Nepal. So far 28 solar home systems have been installed through the project, and it has aimed to reduce 75 tones of CO2e in 25 years time.

The project seems successful in both factors reducing the CO2e and supporting the poor people via transferring the solar energy in their home.

Project Module:

1.1 Carbon Credit Micro Finance Project Module chart

1.1.	Carbon Credit Micro Finance Project Module chart

The amount which has to be paid within 18 months installment is the amount equal to the amount they use to purchase the kerosene for one month. This has benefited the project recipients economically that they don’t have to put off huge capital at once for the SHS.  The amount which is back from the project recipients will be deposited in the Carbon Credit Revolving Fund. This revolving fund is used to install the next SHS, either by in additional micro-credit fund or own itself.

1.2 Feedback from households:

After the installation has been completed short visit has been made to different household in the evening to get the feedback of the new solar light. Family members were seemed happy and excited under the bright light.

“I had never dreamed to install the solar light at home. RECED project has made a clean light in my home. Now, I don’t have to buy kerosene, and my children can study under the clean solar light.” Shyam Bishow Karma, Project Recipent.

“We have only seen the solar light in the neighbour’s home. Today we can felt the comfort of solar light in our own home.” Khim Kali Khatri, Project Recipient.

“Finally, my house has also got solar panel on roof. I felt honoured and my small siblings don’t have to do homework under the (Tuki) kerosene light anymore.” Uma Kali Karki, Project Recipient.

“I did not believe at first that Sun can give a light at night, now I can see the proof at my home with this bright light. It is amazing!” Ghoma Bhatral, Project Recipients

1.3 CO2e reduction calculation in pie chart

Fig 3

The chart III shows that the gradual reduction of CO2E in different time period after the installation of twenty-two SHS. In the first year 2995.68 kg of CO2e will be reduced. Similarly, in 5 years and 15 years time period the reduction of CO2e will be 14,978.4kg and 44,935.2 kg respectively. In 25 years of time the CO2e will be reduced by 74829 kg. This shows that within 25 years time the CO2e will be reduced by approximately 75 tonnes.