Afghanistan Invests in Alternative Energy Sources

It’s a green energy dream. The sun shines all day and the wind blows constantly. But alternative energy is the last thing you might expect, here in Afghanistan’s war-torn Panjshir Valley. Yet after three decades of violence tragedy and destruction, this is where Afghanistan could be going green.
“Wind, solar and small hydro have enormous potential in Afghanistan,” said Tony Woods of Sustainable Energy Services Afghanistan. “There’s often an assumption that developing countries can’t work with high tech. We’ve found that not the case in Afghanistan.”
In this edition of Assignment Earth we take a look at an emerging green energy industry that even developed countries might envy.

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