Sunday, November 23, 2014

Solar Power in Balkh Province

Turkmen-Afghans in Balkh Province in northern Afghanistan are using solar energy instead of candles and kerosene lamps. Many are using the free electricity generated by the sun for their trades and handicrafts. Afghanistan, a poorly-developed country with unreliable sources of electricity, can benefit from the provision of low-cost solar power energy sources. Most of the electricity that comes from power plants goes to urban areas. The vast majority of rural areas in Afghanistan do not have the electrical lines constructed. Read more in "Turkmen-Afghans turn to solar energy", Central Asia Online, November 18, 2014.

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