Potential for Development of Solar and Wind Resource in Bhutan

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) produced maps and data of the wind and solar resources in Bhutan. The solar resource data show that Bhutan has an adequate resource for flat-plate collectors, with annual average values of global horizontal solar radiation ranging from 4.0 to 5.5 kWh/m2-day (4.0 to 5.5 peak sun hours per day). The information provided in this report may be of use to energy planners in Bhutan involved in developing energy policy or planning wind and solar projects, and to energy analysts around the world interested in gaining an understanding of Bhutan's wind and solar energy potential.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-46547


  • Bhutan
  • energy analysis
  • energy planning
  • energy policy
  • global energy
  • international activities
  • NREL
  • resource potential
  • solar resources
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • wind resource


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