Kandahar is expected to get 30 megawatts of electricity from solar energy.
This comes after the High Economic Council meeting chaired by President Ashraf Ghani approved the plan to invest in producing electricity from solar energy in the southern province.
The project is part of a package of 100 megawatt electricity from renewable energy, which the government announced last year, asking private sector to invest in.
They include 65 MW from solar, 14 MW from wind, 13.5 MW from biomass, 7.5 MW from hydropower.
The government on Sunday announced that seven companies have expressed interest to invest in the projects which totally number 30 in 20 provinces, of which two companies were deemed eligible.
Power supply in Afghanistan is largely reliant on imports and only a third of Afghanistan’s population is connected to power.
However, the government is seeking to produce power domestically. President Ashraf Ghani has said that Afghanistan is capable of producing 316,000 MW of electricity from hydropower, solar and wind.