In order to utilise massive solar energy potential of the province, the Sindh government is working on a policy to establish mini and micro grids to energise the off-grid villages of the province at the most affordable cost in partnership with the private sector.
The Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB) has simplified certification regulations for installers of solar and wind projects in the country to facilitate promotion and expansion of renewable energy sources.
Solar power is like a ray of hope for some 60 million people of Pakistan who don’t have electricity at their households, as the abundantly available renewable energy should be used to energise thousands of off-grid homes in the country.
Pakistan’s sunny climate makes it a perfect place to develop solar power. But it still depends on dirty fossil fuels, and is building more coal power plants.
There are reasons that render opting for Solar as a third-class option (while it being the first in the mindful) to some.
Advisor to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister for Energy and Power Himayatullah Khan on Friday said that the government would continue encouraging alternate solutions to address the energy needs in off-grid areas in the province.
After decades of painful shortages, a push to generate more power – particularly from coal-fired plants – has left Pakistan with excess capacity, and higher costs.