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February 23, 2022

Butwal Solar PV Park, Nepal

By Carmen

Butwal Solar PV Park is a 10.56MW solar PV power project. It is located in Lumbini, Nepal. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 10.56 10.56 Active Lumbini, Nepal Ridi Hydropower Development


The project is developed and owned by Ridi Hydropower Development.

Butwal Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 8.595 acres.

The project generates 14,510.584MWh of electricity. The project cost is $5.883m.

The project consists of 32,000 modules, each with 330W nameplate capacity.

10 inverters have been installed at the project site.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Nepal Electricity Authority under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.061kWh for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 8.5MW.


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