Distributed Infrastructure in Afghan Reconstruction and Stabilization

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Distributed, renewable energy can bring essential services to remote areas and contribute significantly to Afghan stabilization and reconstruction, as well as to the counter- insurgency campaign. Such services include water purification, lighting, agricultural activities, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Many solutions are available, but they need to be matched to local conditions. It also is important to understand how projects will contribute to sustainable improvements in village life.