The Center for Rural Technology, Nepal (CTRN) promoted the application of solar cookers along the most popular trekking route of Annapurna Himalayan Range in Nepal. The project addressed about 200 lodge owners located along the tourist route. The activities focused on rising awareness and operational training among the potential users, as well as continuous monitoring of performance and impacts of the technology. By facilitating access to a cleaner technology the project aimed to reduce dependency on firewood consumption and enhance protection of local forests, diminish health risks due to in-doors smoke that would have emitted from traditional fuel wood stoves and reduce drudgery.
To create an initial market for energy efficient and solar stoves through the set up of a revolving fund.
This exchange activity aims to contribute to the sustainability of micro hydro plants in Southern and Southeast Asia by increasing the load factors and financial bases through the implementation of proven best practices for productive end uses.
To expand the knowledge base among technically sound, but managerially and financially weak, MHPs to ensure their sustainable commercial operation