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ADB approves US$45 million grant for Afghanistan's largest solar project
by Tom Kenning
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27 November 2017
On 27 November 2017 PV Tech reported:
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$44.76 million grant to support the development of a 20MW solar PV project in Afghanistan. The project in Naghlu, located in the capital Kabul's Surobi district, would generate around 43GWh of electricity per year. Elswhere, construction has already started on a 10MW solar PV project at Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
An ADB release noted that Afghanistan is still heavily reliant on energy imports from neighbouring countries to meet its domestic demand, despite only 32 per cent of the population having access to grid-connected electricity. Moreover the power demand is growing 25 per cent on an annual basis at present.
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