In the very first of its kind, the 180 kilowatt solar plant at Ruebisa in Wangdue was solely executed by local contractors and no foreigner’s specialist were involved in the project.
The project aims to provide the marginalized poor rural households in Bhutan with reliable electricity in a sustainable manner and a source of livelihood by utilizing small-scale solar photovoltaic systems,
Simply extending the electricity grid is not always the most physically or economically viable way to increase access, especially in remote rural areas.
Latest figure shows for Bhutan a total of 41,753 households electrified as of today, which is 95 percent of the total target. This includes both grid connection and the standalone solar panels distributed in the off-grid areas.