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Lighting the Lives of the Rural Poor

Bringing light to Haiti, one solar lamp at a time
CBS Evening News

Interview with Niki Armacost of Arc Finance and Dominique Policard of Sogexpress about Arc Finance's Remittances Project in Haiti
NBC Miami & Tropik TV

Where innovation pays off: Helping low-income Haitians access environmentally-friendly energy products
November 2012 FOMIN

Stima Systems' Group Microleasing Model - Promoting Payment and Reducing Risk at the Group Level
July 2012 Arc Finance Case Study

Arc Finance Podcast: Fiza Farhan, CEO, The Buksh Foundation
July 2012 Arc Finance Podcast

Using Energy Products and Other Initiatives to Spur Growth at a Philippine MFI
August 2012 Arc Finance Blog

How Women Are Powering Energy Access in Uganda
June 2012 Arc Finance Blog

Financing Sustainable Enery: An Optimistic View From Niki Armacost
July 11, 2012 Ashden Blog

Climate Scope 2012 Report featuring Arc's Haiti Remittances Project
July 2012 Inter-American Development Bank Report

Can The Microfinance Sector Help Deliver Clean Energy?
May 14, 2012 CGAP Blog

Managing Director and Co-Founder Nicola Armacost on Microfinance
Link TV: Television Without Borders

Bishal Thapa
Program Manager

Bishal Thapa

Bishal Thapa is Arc's Microgrid Specialist, serving as a senior advisor for Arc's MFI partners that are developing microgrids. Bishal also serves as the Managing Director of Lotus Energy, one of Nepa's oldest solar companies. At Lotus, he is developing microgrids and micro‚Äźutilities. Bishal has consulted on energy and environment projects for over 13 years around the world. Between 2005 and 2011, he served as the Managing Director of ICF International, India, and subsequently as ICF's Vice President in Delhi.

Bishal brings strong technical expertise across the entire energy supply chain, both on demand and supply sides. His analyses have integrated across fuels (coal, gas, renewables), generation, transmission, emissions, energy efficiency, and regulatory and structural issues. With a background in energy economics and financing, he has provided advisory support for financing of renewable and energy projects, acquisitions, asset valuations, energy efficiency and emissions markets in several countries globally.