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Afghanistan kicks off tender for another 40 MW solar project

The facility will be developed under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar initiative on a public-private partnership basis in Herat province.

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World Bank to help Afghanistan tender 40 MW solar project

The International Financial Corporation will help the country’s government competitively tender the project, which is expected to be developed through a public-private partnership.

Afghanistan issues tender for hybrid solar

After awarding two hybrid solar projects to China’s Shuangdeng Group and India’s Waare in late May, the Afghan government has now launched a new bid for a 5 MW hybrid solar plant in Ghor province.

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

The Chinese provider of storage and back-up power systems has been awarded the $59.7 million contract to build the facility, which will be located at an industrial area in the Nangarhar province. The tender had been issued in September 2017.

UNDP launches tender for hydro-solar hybrid mini grid in Afghanistan

The project is part of the country’s Afghanistan Sustainable Energy for Rural Development (ASERD) program, which aims to bring sustainable power to 200 rural communities over the next four years.

ADB finances 20 MW of solar in Afghanistan with $44.7 million

The funds will be used to build a solar plant in Naghlu, in the capital Kabul’s Surobi district.

Afghan utility DABS to buy solar power from 10 MW facility at $0.073 per kWh

The 10 MW PV plant will be built by Indian developer Dynasty. The facility will sell power to the local grid under a 15-year PPA.

Afghanistan issues tenders for three hybrid solar projects totaling 55 MW

A 40 MW plant will be located in an industrial area of Jalalabad City, while two more facilities, with a capacity of 10 MW and 5 MW, will be built in the provinces of Khost and Daykundi, respectively.

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Afghanistan approves plan to deploy 65 MW of solar

The Afghan government has approved a plan for the deployment of 100 MW of renewable energy capacity. The plan includes 65 MW of solar tendered by the government in 2016.

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