Additional partners: Winrock International; USAID Global Environment Center; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Siemens Showa Solar; Institute for Sustainable Power.

This partnership developed a master’s-level curriculum in renewable energy technologies. Partners launched the M.S. program with an inaugural class of 16 students, and were involved in building a laboratory for training and research at Tribhuvan University’s Institute of Engineering and Center for Energy Studies.

Partners also collaborated on the planning and fund raising for a new Energy Park and Zero Energy Building, which will serve as a focal point for the renewable energies technology program and a laboratory for graduate students. Faculty members from the partner institutions shared expertise on renewable energy technology, toured renewable energy sites in Nepal, and met with Nepalese engineers as well as government and utility officials from 11 institutions.

The partners trained 269 Nepalese individuals—ranging from Members of Parliament to village officials, health workers, and school teachers—in renewable energy technologies.

At a Glance

Partner Institutions:

University of Colorado Boulder; Tribhuvan University




Oct 2000–Jun 2003

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