Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari


Fakultät für Raumentwicklung und Infrastruktursysteme

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

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

Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari

Campus Deutz
Betzdorfer Straße 2
50679 Köln

  • Telefon+49 221-8275-2416


  • Renewable Energy Systems Renewable energy resources, Energy economics and markets, Rural electrification, Sustainability assessment of energy systems, Environmental life cycle assessment


  • Decentralized energy supply systems (renewable energy and rural electrification), Sustainability assessment of energy systems and environmental life cycle assessment

+Projekte / Kooperationen

    University cooperation project with the Pan African University - Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including climate change), Tlemcen, Algeria (funded by DAAD/BMZ)


  • Bhandari, R., Richter, A., Möller, A. and Owsianowski, R.-p.. Electrification using Micro-hydro Systems in Northern Afghanistan. J. sustain. dev. energy water environ. syst. 3 (1): 49-65
  • Bhandari, R., Trudewind, C. and Zapp, P. Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Production via Electrolysis – A Review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 85 (2014): 151-163
  • Waldmann, P. and Bhandari, R. Vergleichende Analyse der technisch-wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen von PV-Anlagen mit Süd- und Ost-West-Ausrichtung. Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, 38: 27–36
  • Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I. Electrification using solar photovoltaic systems in Nepal. Applied energy, 88 (2): 458-465
  • Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I. Autonomous electricity supply for German households from solar photovoltaic systems. International energy journal, 10 (3): 167-176
  • Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I. Grid parity analysis of solar photovoltaic systems in Germany using experience curves. Solar energy, 83 (9): 1634-1644
  • Bhandari, R. and Gaese, H. Evaluation of box type paddy dryers in South Sumatra, Indonesia. Agricultural engineering international: the CIGR ejournal X: manuscript FP 08 011
  • Gewali, M. B., Joshi, C. B. and Bhandari, R. Performance evaluation of hybrid solar/biomass cabinet dryer. European journal of scientific research, 4 (1): 25-33
  • Gewali, M. B. and Bhandari, R. Renewable energy technologies in Nepal. World review of science, technology and sustainable development, 2 (1): 92-106
  • Joshi, C. B., Gewali, M. B. and Bhandari, R. Performance of solar drying systems: a case study of Nepal. Journal of the institutions of engineers (India), 85: 53-57 (ISSN 0970-9843)
  • Joshi, C. B., Bhandari, R. and Amatya, R. K. Solar rack dryer for cocoon drying. Journal of the institute of engineering (Nepal), 3 (1): 43-49 (ISSN 1810-3383)


  • Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy (CIRE)
  • Sustainable Technologies and Computational Services for Environmental and Production Processes (STEPS)


03/2013-date Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at TH Köln, Germany
04/2012-02/2013 Researcher at the Institute for Energy and Climate Research in Research Centre Jülich, Germany
10/2010-03/2012 Assistant Professor (Akademischer Mitarbeiter in Wiss. Dienst) ) at the Centre for Renewable Energy (ZEE), University of Freiburg, Germany
03/2010-11/2010 Renewable Energy Expert at GIZ (under the programme: Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas, GIZ-ESRA), Afghanistan
07/2010 PhD in Renewable Energy, Kassel University, Germany
02/2007-06/2007 Field researcher at the Community Development Department of South Sumatra Forest Fire Management Project (EU Project), South Sumatra, Indonesia
07/2007 MSc in Technology and Resources Management – Renewable Energy Management, Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Germany
09-10/2004 Research fellow at the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
01/2003-05/2005 Project engineer (solar energy) at Research Center for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), Kathmandu, Nepal
08/2002 BE (Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering), Tribhuvan University, Nepal