Shuangdeng Group wins Afghanistan’s tender for 40 MW hybrid solar project


The Ministry of energy and water of Afghanistan (MEW) has awarded the contract to build a 40 MW hybrid solar plant at the Hisar-e-Shahi Industrial Park (HIP), which is located 22 km southeast of Jalalabad City, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, to Shuangdeng Group Co Ltd., a Chinese provider of communications back-up power systems, energy storage batteries, start-up batteries, super capacitors, and other related products.

According to the MEW, the value of the contract is around $59.7 million. The project was tendered, together with two more hybrid solar facilities with a capacity of 5.5 MW and 10 MW, respectively, in September 2017.

Six months earlier, the Afghanistan’s High Economic Council approved a plan to deploy 100 MW of renewable energy generation capacity, which included 65 MW of hybrid solar.

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