Manish Baral, Programme Analyst of Nepal Renewable Energy Programme (NREP) for Lumbini Province is an Electrical Engineer and has a decade-long career in renewable energy. As a Project Manager, he has successfully overseen the execution of the Som Radha Krishna Solar Farm, a substantial 4.4 MW utility-scale grid-tied project. Furthermore, his hands-on involvement in site engineering for a 1 MW solar project – Bishnu Priya Solar Farm, underscores his comprehensive expertise in managing and implementing large-scale renewable energy initiatives. Grown in the private sector, he thrives on creating innovative, sustainable solutions for positive change in renewable energy. His proficiency in project management, technical engineering and project research and development, positions him as a valuable asset in the dynamic field of solar energy.