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Micro hydros can power rural Afghanistan, Nepal
Micro hydro-electric plants linked to a mini-grid offer a cost-effective and renewable option for rural electrification in the hilly and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan and Nepal, say researchers.

For communities located more than ten kilometres away from the nearest grid substation, micro hydro mini-grid technology was found to be cheaper than extending central grid networks or investing in household solar units.

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