According to PV-Tech news, Homeowners across Afghanistan are set to benefit from the country’s first pay-as-you-go (PAYG) home solar systems combined with energy storage batteries, being delivered in a pioneering new programme.
The International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank, wants the initiative to help provide electricity to the nearly 20 million Afghans – 60% of the country – who are not connected to the national grid. Despite government attempts to expand the reach of the grid, its plans have been hindered by extreme terrain and difficult security situations and this is where solar home systems can step in.
Traditionally the key barrier to uptake of household solar is the high upfront cost of a solar system, but the PAYG model will allow homeowners in this extremely poor Central Asian country to pay in small monthly installments. ——————–***——————–
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