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Phelan Energy Developing 15 MW Solar Plant In Afghanistan

In collaboration with Zularistan Ltd, the Phelan Energy Group has inaugurated the first and largest solar plant of 15 MW size in Afghanistan. Phelan Energy Group is a leading international energy developer and operator with an exclusive focus on solar PV, and its vision is to achieve the lowest cost for solar energy in the world.

Power crisis in Afghanistan 

Afghanistan is among the least developed countries in the world, with no major revenue resources, such as exports or manufacturing. These two sectors would be able to boost the economy and generate capital and employment, but Afghanistan is mostly a consumer-driven society importing lots of goods from outside and being heavily dependent on foreign aid. The country has struggled to electrify Afghan homes, schools, hospitals and other important institutions, so these investments will be able to greatly benefit the country. 

Even those connected to the grid suffer from frequent power blackouts of up to 9–15 hours a day which can severely limit development across all sectors of the economy. The fact that Afghanistan is a landlocked country means that it can be challenging to generate power, as access to the sea and abundant water is needed to build powerful dams. 

With a population of fewer than 35 million people, Afghanistan is one of the lowest energy-consuming countries in relation to a global standing. Around 70% of the country’s rural population has no access to a regular supply of electricity. By developing solar plants, this is not only will help with renewable energy efforts, but will also represent significant employment for local citizens. 

To ensure Afghanistan’s energy supply, the nation has started moving forward with renewable and sustainable energy. The support for these important solar energy projects will help provide long-term financing that is not available locally to build and operate a state-of-the-art solar power plant in Afghanistan. The country will not only address its energy deficit but ensure sustainable energy security for future generations.

Who are the Phelan Energy Group? 

We are a world leader in low-cost solar energy development with an exclusive focus on utility-scale Solar PV, having invested and executed over €3 billion of solar Power Sales Agreements with major government-owned power utilities in the past 5 years. We hold great pride in upholding our excellent reputation for our customer advocacy and reliability with each of the clients we work with. 

Our vision is to achieve the lowest cost of solar energy in the world, which we have attained through determined cost management, innovation and efficiency, without compromising our quality. The Phelan Energy Group has also invested in different communities with the intention of developing the use of the sun – the most valuable energy source. 

If you would like to have a chat with a member of our team regarding the wide range of services we offer, please telephone us on +353 1 669 4680. Alternatively, send an email to and someone will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.



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