Chitwan Fish Farm - SunFarmer partnered with Winrock International and Sana Kisan Krishi Sahakari (a farmer cooperative) to provide affordable financing and technology performance guarantees for solar water pumping in Nepal.
SunFarmer installed a 750Wp solar array to power a 600W pump with a water head of 4.2 meters. The farmers provided an upfront payment, and Winrock International provided a subsidy for the project. The remaining amount was financed by SunFarmer. Sana Kisan Krishi Sahakari will collect the farmers’ repayments in monthly installments over a three year period and pass them on to SunFarmer with a small amount deducted as their collection fee.
Chitwan National Park - Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. It covers an area of 932 km2 in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park.
SunFarmer, in partnership with ICIMOD, implemented a 2.4 kWp project to provide drinking water for the wildlife. Three easily accessible ponds are being made to store water for the wildlife.