Binod Prasad Koirala


About Binod Prasad Koirala

Binod Prasad Koirala was born on 30 October 1985 in Kavre, Nepal where he also received his basic education. In 2005, he was awarded Nepal Aid Fund Scholarship by the government of India. He obtained Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India in 2009. With the scholarship from Rosa Luxembourg Foundation, he finished Master of Science in Renewable Energy Management from University of Freiburg in 2011. Binod has worked at reputed organizations such as Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2007), Institute for Solar Energy Technology, Kassel (2008), Fraunhofer Institute for Wind and Energy Systems, Kassel (2009) and Fraunhofer Institute of solar energy systems in Freiburg, Germany (2009 – 2013). Binod obtained Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate candidate in sustainable energy technologies and strategies(SETS) at Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft in 2017. As a part of the SETS program, he spent a year in Institute for Research in Technology, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid. During the SETS PhD research, Binod has published four journal papers, one book chapters, several international conference papers, as well as collaborated with other researchers and supervised several master thesis projects. Since June 2017, Binod is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Twente. His current research interests include energy systems integration, community energy systems and universal energy access.

International Conference on New Pathways for Community Energy and Storage, June 6-9, 2019 1

Background Our energy landscape is changing. Local communities are increasingly taking active roles and emerging as new actors in the energy system. For example, some local energy initiatives own solar panels, wind turbines and energy storage system collectively, while others build renewable energy configurations, together with other energy system actors. […]