Masdar Special Projects: Solar Home Systems in Afghanistan

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Masdar installed solar home systems in more than two dozen villages around Camp Robinson within the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. The project is enhancing the lives of more than 3,000 people who had no access to electricity.

The installations include 545 houses and 55 public facilities such as schools, mosques and clinics. The rooftop solar photovoltaic panels and battery storage also power basic appliances like refrigerators, televisions, fans and lights.

Masdar trained users how to operate and maintain their solar systems.

The solar homes in Afghanistan are among several Masdar-funded international projects.

Quick Facts

  • Project area: 27 villages
  • Equipment: 600 stand-alone solar systems
  • Production: 168 kilowatt-peak per home