Our Impact story | Gham Power

We have come far from where we started as a small solar enterprise in 2009. Over the years, we have helped thousands of households, hundreds of small – large enterprises access reliable, affordable and clean electricity through solar.

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“Himalayan Wild Fibers is a company that is commercializing a textile fiber that’s extracted from a wild growing plant, a form of stinging nettle that grows in the forests of the Himalayas. It is wild harvested. We extract from that a fiber, we refine it and then we sell into existing developed supply chains,” she explains.

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Powering Nepal’s businesses and rural communities, by way of solar technology at affordable prices, is what Gham Power is all about. Using solar microgrids doesn’t just provide electricity to households and local shops, but allows entrepreneurs and businesses to generate income. Everything needs power, from a rice mill to a telehealth clinic. There’s an ongoing need for solar-powered lights and charging stations as a result of the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Gham Power has started a Rebuild With Sun campaign to provide these to relief workers as well as to the displaced who are still living in shelters and tents.

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Gham Power provides Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential & commercial buildings, bringing the highest quality solar technology to Nepal at affordable prices. “After the earthquake, we immediately began mobilizing our resources to provide solar lights and basic charging stations to relief workers, and to displaced individuals and families who are now living in tents and shelters,” says CEO Sandeep Giri. When Gham Power ran out of inventory, it started a funding campaign called Rebuild-With-Sun and raised $113,000 to purchase more supplies.

How Solar Is Lighting the Way for Recovery in Nepal

Giri, who was born and raised in Nepal, is the CEO of Gham Power, a solar company that’s been operating in Nepal for the last five years. After the earthquake, Gham Power’s employees sprung into action to deploy solar power systems that could power lights and mobile charging stations for relief workers and the displaced.

Coordination Efforts to Provide Access to Energy Vital to Support Nepal’s Post-Earthquake Recovery

“We took everything in our stock – panels, batteries, lights – but very soon we realized this was just a drop in a bucket. We needed to form a coalition with others,” says Gham Power’s Chief Executive Officer Sandeep Giri describing the immediate relief efforts he and his staff put together when the earthquake shook Nepal on 25 April, 2015. Gham Power is a solar company based in Nepal that builds rural micro-grids and solar systems.