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NEA to Purchase Solar Power from Public

Nepal Electricity Authority has launched a plan to purchase solar power produced from the private sector and general public. So, members of the public can now sell the solar power produced at their homes to the government.

In accordance with the plan, the Authority has already connected solar panels of Nepal Engineers’ Association in Pulchowk and Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority in Tangal to the central transmission line.

In order to sell the electricity, individual households must have a panel with at least 500 watt capacity. The Alternative Energy Promotion Center says buying electricity from the panels with the capacity less than 500 watts could turn out to be quite expensive.

The Authority hopes that this project will provide a significant support to the elimination of energy crisis and proper utilization of solar energy.

A study carried out by the Authority states that power worth of two megawatts would be added to the national transmission from solar panels immediately.

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