Take a virtual tour of Humla. With this tool, you will be able to experience how remote, yet truly beautiful, this place is. You will be able to view 360° panoramas of some of the main locations where RIDS-Nepal works in Humla. A local song and some video clips are also embedded. More panoramas and scenes will be added over time.
The idea to make a video about the manufacturing of local batteries in Nepal has been stimulated by the enormous amounts of installed lead-acid batteries, as part of the last decades nation wide installed Solar PV Systems in the remote and fragile high altitude communities of Nepal's Himalayas. Uncountable batteries have not provided the expected energy storage capacity and life expectancy and thus have been dumped in the pristine and fragile Himalaya environment. These thrown away batteries cause great danger to humans, in particular to children, and the environment, as the local users are not aware of the acute danger these batteries pose. Thus RIDS-Nepal intends to investigate if the batteries can be manufactured locally in Nepal to an acceptable quality, as well as if they can be recycled once they have outlived their performance.
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