Amidst energy crisis, Syrians turn to solar energy

The severe electricity shortages due to deep energy crisis have forced a Syrian dentist to use solar power to maintain his clinic in Damascus.

Severe electricity shortages have forced Ibrahim al-Akzam, a Syrian dentist, to use solar power to maintain his Damascus clinic. This is a reflection on the country’s deep energy crisis after 11 years of war.

This has protected Akzam from the continual blackouts caused by the state grid’s crumbling infrastructure and the rising costs of diesel for a private generator.

The 41-year-old said that moving to alternative energy was the best solution right now. He spent almost $7,000 on the installation.

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Source: Solar Quarter

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