Afghanistan Is Assisted By The Asian Development Bank To Build Solar Power Plants

- Nov 30, 2017-

China energy storage net news: the Asian development bank recently said in a statement, has approved a $44.76 million aid, help Afghanistan build its first installed capacity up to 20 megawatts of grid photovoltaic power plant, so as to promote the country's renewable energy applications.

The statement said the project is located to the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, and is expected to cover northeastern provinces such as Kabul, nangarhar and ragman.When the project is completed, it can generate at least 43, 000 megawatts of electricity in the first year, reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by 13,000 tons.In addition, it will provide facilities such as power transformers, upgrade existing substation capacity and provide a three-year operation and maintenance service.

The head of the Asian development bank in Afghanistan, Samuel tumiwa, said in a statement that the country's electricity demand is growing rapidly.The solar power project, which is the country's largest project, will not only provide clean and reliable energy, but also demonstrate the feasibility of developing renewable energy through public-private partnerships.

Afghanistan still meets its own shortfall by importing electricity from its neighbours.Dependence on imported electricity, a lack of power plants and poor government finances have made the issue of power supply safety in Afghanistan very prominent.