SESI understands that being technically correct is not enough in a developing country context. Projects must deliver on their promise of reliable power and a driver for economic growth that assists to provide employment, jobs and improved incomes in very challenging locations. Diesel power is quick and effective, but the high ongoing costs render it unsustainable for many situations, and a longer horizon is needed for the deployment of services that do not have operational costs in excess of the value of their outputs. Driving cold storage for rural communities, or solar irrigation to improve agricultural outputs and market access are examples of where renewable energy applications are able to be used cost effectively.
Sustainable Energy Services International's work in Afghanistan has facilitated the development of a number of world class, innovative solutions, including: