Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari


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