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Solar Panels Provided to Frontline Army Bases in Artsakh

25 April 2018

Solar panels are proven to be an effective alternative for generating electricity and heat, especially in places where it is difficult to provide energy
through traditional means. Most of Artsakh’s frontline army posts are situated in such distant locations and have no links to the general electrical
system. As a result, soldiers serving in these key bases have limited or no access to electricity needed to charge essential appliances and equipment.

The need for alternative sources of energy for Artsakh’s frontline bases was already apparent two years ago. Following the 4-Day April War in 2016, the Artsakh Army received a few solar panels from different donors. However, these panels were not sufficient for the needs of soldiers at the frontline, as confirmed during a meeting we had with the Artsakh Ministry of Defense last year.

After further exploring this issue and receiving detailed technical specifications from the Ministry, we set out to start an initiative providing the frontline bases with this much-needed source of energy. The first batch of solar panels arrived to Artsakh in early March, and was soon transported to army bases.

These panels will help ensure that key communication and visibility devices, such as radio sets, cell phones and night-vision devices, are consistently charged and functional, thus helping our soldiers stay safe.

More recently, we partnered with the Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund — an organization dedicated to supporting wounded soldiers — to bring more solar panels and other infrastructure to Artsakh.

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