Uzbekistan is providing a model for solar development in Central Asia as it rolls out its first large-scale projects. With the support of multilateral financial institutions, the government is prioritizing its electrical infrastructure as it pursues economic development goals. And as Amjad Khashman reports, the engagement of developers from fossil-fuel- rich neighbors in its solar projects points to a bright, renewable future for the region.
The ice has been broken for solar development in Central Asia, as well-designed large-scale tenders in Uzbekistan deliver a path to the PV peak for neighbors Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and (pictured) Kyrgyzstan.
Image: Amjad Khashman
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