Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari


Faculty of Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems

Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT)

Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari

Campus Deutz
Betzdorfer Straße 2
50679 Köln
Mailing address

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-2416


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  • Solar rack dryer for cocoon drying
    Joshi, C. B., Bhandari, R. and Amatya, R. K., Journal of the Institute of Engineering (Nepal), 3 (1): 43-49 (ISSN 1810-3383), 2003
  • Performance of solar drying systems: a case study of Nepal
    Joshi, C. B., Gewali, M. B. and Bhandari, R., Journal of the Institutions of Engineers (India), 85: 53-57 (ISSN 0970-9843), 2004
  • Renewable energy technologies in Nepal
    Gewali, M. B. and Bhandari, R., World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2 (1): 92-106, 2005.
  • Performance evaluation of hybrid solar/biomass cabinet dryer
    Gewali, M. B., Joshi, C. B. and Bhandari, R., European Journal of Scientific Research, 4 (1): 25-33, 2005
  • Evaluation of box type paddy dryers in South Sumatra, Indonesia
    Bhandari, R. and Gaese, H., Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR ejournal X: manuscript FP 08 011, 2008
  • Grid parity analysis of solar photovoltaic systems in Germany using experience curves
    Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I., Solar Energy, 83 (9): 1634-1644, 2009
  • Autonomous electricity supply for German households from solar photovoltaic systems
    Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I., International Energy Journal, 10 (3): 167-176, 2009
  • Electrification using solar photovoltaic systems in Nepal
    Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I., Applied Energy, 88 (2): 458-465, 2011
  • Vergleichende Analyse der technisch-wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen von PV-Anlagen mit Süd- und Ost-West-Ausrichtung
    Waldmann, P. and Bhandari, R., Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, 38: 27–36, 2014
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Production via Electrolysis – A Review
    Bhandari, R., Trudewind, C. and Zapp, P., Journal of Cleaner Production, 85 (2014): 151-163, 2014
  • Electrification using Micro-hydro Systems in Northern Afghanistan
    Bhandari, R., Richter, A., Möller, A. and Owsianowski, R.-p., J. Sustain. Dev. Energy Water Environ. Syst., 3 (1): 49-65, 2015
  • Heat pumps in low voltage distribution grids by energy storage
    Kusch, W., Stadler, I. and Bhandari, R., International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC)
  • Techno-economic study of PV powered brackish water reverse osmosis desalination plant in the Jordan Valley
    Alsarayreh, A., M. Majdalawi, and Bhandari, R., Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering, 14(1): p. 83-88, 2017
  • Industrial process steam-consumption prediction through an Artificial Neural Networks (ANNS) approach
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R. and Mamo, M., International Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2: p. 72-81, 2017
  • Economically realizable solar process heat solutions in Ethiopian textile industry with demand derived from Artificial Neural Network data
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R. and Mamo, M., WSEAS Transactions on Power Systems. 12: p. 210-219, 2017
  • Using phase change materials (PCMs) to reduce energy consumption in buildings
    Bekkouche, I., Benmansour, A. and Bhandari, R., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018
  • Riding through the experience curve for solar photovoltaics systems in Germany
    Bhandari, R., 7th International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC), 2018
  • Autonomous electricity supply with hybrid renewable configuration in Ghana
    Bhandari, R., Gerstner, J., Belhassan, H., Götz, D. and Hausmann, H., 7th International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC), 2018
  • Electricity as a cooking means in Nepal - A modelling tool approach
    Bhandari, R. and Pandit, S., Sustainability, 10(8), 2018
  • Sustainability assessment of a micro hydropower plant in Nepal
    Bhandari, R., Saptalena, L.G. and Kusch, W., Sustainability and Society, 8(1): p. 3, 2018
  • Critical review on life cycle assessment of conventional and innovative waste-to-energy technologies
    Mayer, F., Bhandari, R. and Gäth, S., Science of The Total Environment. 672: p. 708-721, 2019
  • Supply optimization based on society's cost of electricity and a calibrated demand model for future renewable energy transition in Niger
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R., Mamo, M., Energy, Sustainability and Society, 9(1), 31, 2019
  • Design optimization and control approach for a solar-augmented industrial heating
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R. and Mamo, M., Energy. 179: p. 186-198, 2019
  • Techno-economic data for decentralised energy system sizing for rural areas in Benin. A case study of the village of Fouay
    Odou, O.D.T., Bhandari, R. and Adamou, R., Data in Brief, 26, 104501, 2019
  • Environmental life cycle assessment of grid-integrated hybrid renewable energy systems in northern Nigeria
    Jumare, I. A., Bhandari, R. and Zerga, A., Sustainability, Volume 11, Issue 21, Article number 5889, 2019
  • Energy supply with photovoltaics/wind hybrid system: A reliability assessment In northern Nigeria
    Jumare, I.A., Bhandari, R. and Zerga, A., Energy Proceedings, International Conference on Applied Energy, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden, Paper ID: 482, 2019
  • Needs for renewable energy in Niger’s electricity supply by 2030
    Bhandari, R., Sessa, V. and Adamou R., Energy Proceedings, International Conference on Applied Energy, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden, Paper ID: 566, 2019
  • Climate action in energy transition into road transport to ensure future mobility in Algeria
    Bekkouche, I., Bhandari, R., Benmansour, A. and Kumar, B., Energy Proceedings, International Conference on Applied Energy, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden, Paper ID: 647, 2019
  • Optimal design and techno-economic analysis of grid-connected PV power system for industry park under grid outages
    Azerefegn, T. M., Bhandari, R. and Ramayya, V., Energy Proceedings, International Conference on Applied Energy, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden, Paper ID: 51, 2019
  • Hybrid off-grid renewable power system for sustainable rural electrification in Benin
    Odou, O.D.T., Bhandari, R. and Adamou, R., Renewable Energy. 145: p. 1266-1279, 2020
  • Optimal solar field and thermal storage sizing in hybrid solar biomass cogeneration plant
    Tilahun, F. B., Mamo, M., and Bhandari, R., IEEE PES/IAS Power Africa, 2020
  • Evaluation of the energetic and environmental potential of the hydrothermal carbonization of biowaste: Modeling of the entire process chain
    Stobernack, N., Mayer, F., Malek, C. and Bhandari, R., Bioresource Technology, 318, 124038, 2020
  • Determination and evaluation of the cooling load of a building made by different local material of construction
    Fati, A. O., Bhandari, R., Lewamy, M., S.M, K. Y. T., Souleymane, O., Adamou, R., Joseph, B. D., IRA-International Journal of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2455-4499); Vol 15, No 1, 2020
  • Assessment of a decentralized grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) / wind / biogas hybrid power system in northern Nigeria
    Jumare, I. A., Bhandari, R. and Zerga, A., Energy, Sustainability and Society, 10(1), 30, 2020
  • Economic and environmental life cycle assessment of organic waste treatment by means of incineration and biogasification. Is source segregation of biowaste justified in Germany?
    Mayer, F., Bhandari, R., Gäth, S. A., Himanshu, H. and Stobernack, N., Science of the Total Environment, 721, 137731, 2020
  • Techno-economic analysis of grid-integrated PV/wind systems for electricity reliability enhancement in Ethiopian industrial park
    Azerefegn, T.M., Bhandari, R. and Ramayya, A.V., Sustainable Cities and Society. 53: p. 101915, 2020
  • Future of renewable energy use in Pakistan in the context of agrifood-energy nexus
    Bhandari, R. and Kumar, B., Journal of the Institute of Engineering, 15(3), 49-56, 2020, 2020
  • Life cycle greenhouse gas emission from wind farms in reference to turbine sizes and capacity factors
    Bhandari, R., Kumar, B. and Mayer, F., Journal of Cleaner Production, 277, 123385, 2020
  • Rural electrification in Africa – A willingness to pay assessment in Niger
    Bhandari, R., Sessa, V. and Adamou, R., 2020, Renewable Energy, 161, 20-29, 2020
  • Energy in agriculture in Brazil
    Bhandari, R. and Sessa, V., Revista Ciência Agronômica, v. 51, n. 5 - Agriculture 4.0, e20207784, 2020
  • Design optimization of a hybrid solar-biomass plant to sustainably supply energy to industry: Methodology and case study
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R. and Mamo, M., Energy 220: 119736, 2021
  • Sustainability assessment of electricity generation in Niger using a weighted multi-criteria decision approach
    Bhandari, R., Arce, B. E., Sessa, V. and Adamou, R., Sustainability 13(1): 385, 2021
  • Multi-attribute assessment of a river electromobility concept in the Amazon region
    Zuloeta Bonilla, R., Bhandari, R. and Pérez Rodarte, A., Energy for Sustainable Development, 61, 139-152, 2021
  • Life cycle assessment of prospective sewage sludge treatment paths in Germany
    Mayer, F., Bhandari, R., and Gäth, S. A., Journal of Environmental Management, 290: 112557, 2021
  • Life cycle assessment on the treatment of organic waste streams by anaerobic digestion, hydrothermal carbonization and incineration
    Mayer, F., Bhandari, R., and Gäth, S. A., Waste Management, 130, 93-106, 2021
  • Rural electrification pathways: An implementation of LEAP and GIS tools in Mali
    Sessa, V., Bhandari, R., and Ba, A., Energies, 14 (11), 2021
  • Modeling, analysis and optimization of grid-integrated and islanded solar PV systems for the Ethiopian residential sector: Considering an emerging utility tariff plan for 2021 and beyond
    Mekonnen, T., Bhandari, R., and Ramayya, V., Energies, 14(11), 2021
  • Hydrogen as energy carrier: Techno-economic assessment of decentralized hydrogen production in Germany
    Bhandari, R. and Shah, R. R., Renewable Energy, 177, 915-931, 2021
  • Hydrothermal carbonization of biowaste as an alternative treatment path to current waste management practices in Germany
    Stobernack, N., Mayer, F., Malek, C., Bhandari, R., & Himanshu, H., Energy Conversion and Management, 244, 114433, 2021
  • Economic Feasibility of Agrivoltaic Systems in Food-Energy Nexus Context: Modelling and a Case Study in Niger
    Neupane Bhandari, S., Schlüter, S., Kuckshinrichs, W., Schlör H., Adamou, R., and Bhandari, R., Agronomy, 11(10), 2021
  • Impact of renewable energy micro-power plants on power grids over Africa
    Terfa, H., Baghli, L., and Bhandari, R., Energy, 238, 121702, 2022
  • Analysis and ranking of barriers in development of solar power using interpretive structural modeling method: Ethiopian outlook
    Mekonnen, T., Bhandari, R., Ancha, V. R. and Khan, B., Distributed Generation and Alternative Energy Journal, 37(3), 631–662, 2022
  • Loss minimization and voltage profile enhancement of distribution system with the integration of renewable distributed generation and capacitor
    Mekonnen, T., Bhandari, R. and Ancha, V. R., J. Electrical Systems 18-2: 272-287, 2022
  • Green hydrogen production potential in West Africa – Case of Niger
    Bhandari, R., Renewable Energy, 196, 800-811, 2022
  • Development of typical meteorological year for massive renewable energy deployment in Togo
    Amega, K., Laré, Y., Moumouni, Y., Bhandari, R. Madougou, S., Journal of Sustainable Energy, 1-20, 2022
  • Solar Energy Powered Decentralized Smart-Grid for Sustainable Energy Supply in Low-Income Countries: Analysis Considering Climate Change Influences in Togo
    Amega, K., Laré, Y., Bhandari, R., Moumouni, Y., Egbendewe, A. Y. G., Sawadogo, W. and Madougou, S., Energies, 15(24), 2022
  • Climate Adaptation in Rain-fed Agriculture: Analyzing the Determinants of Supplemental Irrigation Practices in Nepal
    Joshi, G. R. and Bhandari, R., Research on World Agricultural Economy, 3(4), 48-58, 2022
  • Small-Scale Hybrid Methanol-Methane Production Based on Biogas: Stochastic Sensitivity Analysis of the Economic Sustainability
    Zuloeta Bonilla, R. and Bhandari, R., Energies, 15(24), 2022
  • Evaluation of surplus hydroelectricity potential in Nepal until 2040 and its use for hydrogen production via electrolysis
    Bhandari, R. and Subedi, S., Renewable Energy, 212, 403-414, 2023
  • Determinants of Intensity of Adoption of Climate Change Adaptation Practices in the Agriculture Sector in Nepal. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change
    Joshi, G. R. and Bhandari, R., International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(1), 30-41, 2023
  • Analysis of the Levelized Cost of Renewable Hydrogen in Austria
    Povacz, L. and Bhandari, R., Sustainability, 15(5), 2023
  • Composting Heat Recovery for Residential Consumption: An Assessment of Viability
    Sessa, V. and Bhandari, R., Sustainability, 15(5), 2023
  • Environmental footprint evaluation of Jatropha biodiesel production and utilization in Ethiopia: a comprehensive well-to-wheel life cycle analysis
    Alemu, Y., Bhandari, R., and Ancha, V. R., Biofuels, 1-10, 2023
  • Sustainability assessment of energy supply scenarios: case study of Mali
    Mariko, S., Sanogo, S., Adamou, R., Bhandari, R., Sessa, V., and Ba, A., Environmental Research Communications, 5(10), 105017, 2023
  • Perspective under uncertainty and risk in green hydrogen investments: A stochastic approach using Monte Carlo simulation
    Andrade, J. V. B. d., Costa, V. B. F. d., Bonatto, B. D., Áquila, G., Pamplona, E. d. O., and Bhandari, R., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 49, 385-404, 2024
  • Sustainability of large-scale commercial biogas plants in Nepal
    Cheng, S., Lohani, S. P., Rajbhandari, U. S., Shrestha, P., Shrees, S., Bhandari, R., and Jeuland, M., Journal of Cleaner Production, 434, 2024
  • Techno-economic Comparative Analysis of Floating/On-Ground Solar PV System for Electrification of Gilgel Gibe I Auxiliary Load in Ethiopia
    Mekonnen, T., Ramayya, V., Bhandari, R., Minaye, E., and Tsegay, S., International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 14(2), 218-225, 2024
  • Contribution to the Net-Zero Emissions Target from the Transport Sector through Electric Mobility;A Case of Kathmandu Valley
    Rajbhandari, S., Shrestha, S. L., Bhandari, R., Jha, A. K., and Darlami, H. B., Sustainability, 16(3), 2024
  • Assessment of Bioenergy Potential from Biomass Waste to Improve Access to Clean Energy for Cooking in Mali
    Segura-Rodríguez, I., and Bhandari, R., Sustainability, 16(1), 2024
  • Syngas composition analysis for waste to methanol production: Techno-economic assessment using machine learning and Aspen plus
    Timilsina, M. S., Chaudhary, Y., Shah, A. K., Lohani, S. P., Bhandari, R., and Uprety, B., Renewable Energy, 228, 120574, 2024
  • Power system transformation in emerging countries: A SWOT/PESTLE analysis approach towards resiliency and reliability
    Amega, K., Moumouni, Y., Laré, Y., Bhandari, R., Takouda, P., and Madougou, S., Heliyon, 10(12), e33018, 2024