News Digest Item
01 Sep 2017

“Afghanistan: Big potential for profitable solar power”

German Solar Industry Association

Solar power generation can play an important role in securing Afghanistan’s future energy supply, the German Solar Industry Association (BSW) says in a press release. Together with the Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU), the BSW studied the war-stricken Central Asian country’s potential for developing a profitable solar power market and for achieving the Afghan government’s aim of installing at least 1.5 gigawatts of solar power capacity by 2032. “The potential can be gradually exploited over the next couple of years. Security constraints have to be considered by all means, but they do not prevent doing business in this market,” says BSW CEO Jörg Mayer.

See the press release in German here and the study in English here.  

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