Solar power in Syria: The energy of choice in light of a wrecked electrical grid and fuel hikes

Solar energy usage has increased across northwest Syria as the destruction of power stations has led to constant power cuts.

The outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011 saw the devastation of huge swathes of the country’s infrastructure. Power cuts became rampant in many different regions, which have struggled with the lack of a steady electricity supply – the backbone of modern life – ever since.

In addition to the widespread destruction, the Assad regime deliberately targeted power stations as a form of retaliation against civilians in areas which had escaped his control. This situation sparked the search for alternative options – and solar panels today are the preferred option of many.

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Source: The New Arab

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