Welcome to AEPC

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) is a Government institution established on November 3, 1996 under the then Ministry of Science and Technology with the objective of developing and promoting renewable/alternative energy technologies in Nepal. Currently, it is under Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. It functions independently, and has a eleven member board with representatives from government sector, industry sector and non-governmental organizations.

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  • Renewable Energy Technologies

    Introduction

    The Sun is an infinite source of energy that is pivotal for sustaining life on our planet earth.  It has been harnessing energy from the sun since ancient times to this modern era of ever evolving technologies. Solar radiation can be converted into useful energy such as - solar collectors can provide hot water or...

    Introduction

    Air is a fluid like any other except that its particles are in gas form instead of liquid. When air moves quickly, in the form of wind, those particles are moving quickly. Motion means kinetic energy, which can be captured, just like the energy in moving water can be captured by the turbine in a hydroelectric dam. In the case of a wind-electric turbine, the turbine blades are...

    Introduction

    The mini/micro-hydropower sector in Nepal has a long history. Since the time immemorial, people in the rural areas use to build water mills (locally called as Ghatta) for harnessing waterpower for the purpose of processing of agricultural products. Nepal being endowed with huge hydro...

    Introduction

    Primary energy consumption is supplied by biomass sources in Nepal. The major sources are forest, animal dung and agriculture residue. Technologies that efficiency of biomass use are essential for the country’s development and improvement of living conditions, particularly of rural poor. Improved cooking stoves and biogas are the most successful bio...

    Introduction

    Biogas is a form of clean cooking mechanism, an eco-friendly sustainable source of renewable energy, economically and environmentally compatible to use.  It is produced out of organic waste and can be used for multiple purposes i.e. thermal, electric etc. The slurry that the biogas system produces is a convenient...

    Introduction

    The term biofuel is referred to as liquid or gaseous fuels that are produced from biomass. Biofuel is generally considered as offering many priorities, including sustainability, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, regional development, social structure, agriculture and security of supply. A variety of biofuel can be produced from biomass resources including liquid fuels,...