|High Altitude Research Station|
Manny of the projects which we focus on have started as RIDS-Nepal/KU student project collaboration.
These projects are then monitored for an extensive period of time, recording various defined parameters. Based on the data and experiece obtained, the results are evaluated and the shortcomings identified. If needed, technological changes take place so that the new technology is able to meet the expected services and standards. Only once the expected services and standards are met, a new technology become a part of the "Family of 4" or "Family of 4 PLUS" concept. In this way only, new technology, thoroughly tested and ready to be install in the local context, finds its way into the villages of Humla to serve the local people.
Checking the acid level of the battery bank
Greenhouse providing more than enough food for the Simikot Office staffs
RIDS-Nepal High Altitude Simikot Office showing different projects being tested
Routine meeting between NFE facilitators and Head NFE volunteer
Main data monitoring center
High altitude air pollution measurement
Measuring the efficiency of Solar Cooker
Two of three solar trackers installed in Simikot office which are monitored continuously
Measurement of Solar Water Heater absorbers
Utilizing Renewable Energy Projects
RIDS-Nepal staff cleaning a Solar Drier