Farmers turn to solar energy in power-starved northeastern Syria

Hasakeh (Syria) (AFP) – Hundreds of solar panels have cropped up over the years in northeast Syria as farmers seek to stave off electricity shortages in the war-ravaged region. Solar energy has offered a lifeline for the farmers. The area used to be the country’s breadbasket, but 12 years of war have battered the country’s infrastructure and industry with the state barely supplying a few hours of electricity per day.


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