Published: Saturday 15 June 2002

Solar power is getting a major boost in Bhutan. More schools, health units and monasteries in remote areas will get solar energy now. The officials of the department of power in Bhutan have distributed 50 solar panels and trained 60 technicians in solar power usage. These technicians were given tips on how to install, operate and maintain 'solar photovoltaic' and 'solar thermal' systems at a recent workshop. The systems will mainly go to religious institutions.

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