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  • Alexander ZahndEmail author
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Abstract

Nepal is a unique country, in regard to its culture, people, geography, ecosystems and climate. It is situated in the lap of the Himalayas, landlocked between China to the north and India to the south, east and west. It was previously cut-off by thick forests and jungles infested with malaria and dangerous animals, and its culture developed in isolation from any foreign influence. The rich resources of Nepal, in particular the abundant water flowing from the Himalayas down to the Indian sub-continent, and its abundant solar energy, are heavily underutilised.

Keywords

Community Development Human Development Index Gini Coefficient Energy Service Renewable Energy Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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