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Afghanistan agrees partnership for four wind power and solar energy projects

Afghanistan’s state-run power producer Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat has signed contracts to develop four renewable power projects with the private sector. The four projects will cost $160m, and are expected to add 110MW of clean energy to the nation’s power grid over the next 18 to 27 months. The renewable projects will be developed by … Continue reading Afghanistan agrees partnership for four wind power and solar energy projects

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Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

The first-ever solar and wind power plant with the capacity of generating two megawatts of electricity was put into service  at the industrial park in western Herat province on Sunday. Water and Energy Minster Ali Ahmad Osmani, who inaugurated the plant, termed the $3.5 million project as “a biggest one” in Afghanistan.   He said … Continue reading Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

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Energy-Development-Security Nexus in Afghanistan

As a result of international assistance, Afghanistan’s electricity sector has expanded significantly. Although from a low base, Afghanistan’s installed energy capacity has increased by around 139%, from approximately 430MW in 2001 to 1029MW in 2009, and the overall supply of electricity has almost tripled between 2006 and 2011. The major economic hubs of the country, … Continue reading Energy-Development-Security Nexus in Afghanistan

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New Zealand Funding For Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant In Afghanistan

New Zealand will fund the largest solar energy plant in Afghanistan, the government announced Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said a total of 18.6 million NZ dollars (US$15.05 million) will be provided by the government for building the plant in the Bamyan province, Xinhua news agency reported. Two New Zealand companies — NetCon Ltd. … Continue reading New Zealand Funding For Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant In Afghanistan

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