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A mountain to climb? How pico-hydro helps rural development in the Himalayas

Inside the power house of the pico-hydro power plant. The 1.1 kW generator is seen, with the wooden water canal, which cleans and streamlines the water for the propeller turbine?s intake

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A mountain to climb? How pico-hydro helps rural development in the Himalayas

The Himalayan terrain leaves the Humla village all but inaccessible

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A mountain to climb? How pico-hydro helps rural development in the Himalayas

A proud and participatory owner of a pico-hydro power plant with a WLED light. The community has chosen one of its own people to be specially trained to operate and maintain the plant

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A mountain to climb? How pico-hydro helps rural development in the Himalayas

With 210 WLED lamps running, a minimum of 850 W of the 1.1 kW generated are diverted to heat water for hot showers and cooking food

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A mountain to climb? How pico-hydro helps rural development in the Himalayas

Traditional jharro lighting produces poor illumination and lots of harmful smoke