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Solar Energy Promoter From Nepal Wins USD 100,000 Grant

Representatives of the First Solar Developers, a Nepali company, win a prize at a competition, in Amsterdam, in February 2018.

First Solar Developers Pvt. Ltd., a Nepali solar energy promotion company won the Solar Shark Tank competition, ‘Making Solar Bankable International Event 2018’, reports Online Khabar. The grant is worth US Dollar 100,000.

The event held in Amsterdam was organized jointly by The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), Access Power, and Solar Plaza. There were 40 companies representing 24 countries in the event.

What they are saying:

The success achieved by a private company in the International forum is a matter of pride to the nation as well,  says the company’s Media and Public Relations Coordinator, Kaushal Pant.

The Details:

  • In the first round of the event, the company submitted a work plan for 10 MW Bhrikuti ground-mounted solar project including its technical details and a research paper on impacts of integrated agriculture farm on socio-economic aspects.
  • After being selected in the top three companies, they had a presentation round followed by a question-answer session.
  • The presentation and work plan of the Nepali company’s Chief Executive Officer Raj Kumar Thapa was declared the best by a four-member jury.

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