ACSOR Goes Green


KABUL, Afghanistan, August 29, 2014 – In its effort to provide real-time media monitoring and content analysis for clients, ACSOR has begun to power its recording equipment in some of the remotest provinces of the country with solar systems. Media monitoring and recording using sophisticated electronics presents a special challenge in an environment such as Afghanistan, where the public electricity supply is unreliable in the cities and non-existent in many rural areas. Most Afghan households and businesses use diesel generators, but fuel is expensive, inefficient, and supplies often cannot be guaranteed.

ACSOR therefore hit upon a solution: solar panels. While they are slightly more expensive than diesel generators, the solar systems produce no carbon emissions and never need to be resupplied with fuel. The use of solar power also decreases Afghanistan’s dependence on diesel refineries in neighboring countries.

To date, ACSOR has solar panels are up and running in Badakhshan, Faryab, Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, Kapisa, Khost, Nangarhar, Paktia, Paktika, Kunar, Laghman, Nimroz, Parwan, Wardak, and Zabul. ACSOR looks forward to implementing additional cost-saving, eco-friendly measures in our operations whenever possible.

This entry was posted on August 29, 2014

Topics: Audience & Media Measurement | Difficult Research Environments | International Development