Pakistan A Step Closer To 1.3 GW Renewable Project

Pakistan, where despite a horrendous power grid situation and ideal conditions for solar, renewable energy beyond Hydro has simply not been allowed to take root, might finally be moving towards a GW scale renewable project. The country’s grid has been paralysed with issues linked to its ‘circular debt’, leading to extended blackouts, and a stealthy […]

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Pakistanis Take Matters In Their Own Hands With Rooftop Solar Boom

Pakistan has been facing the dual challenge of rising electricity prices and an unreliable grid power supply for some time now. With electricity prices in key cities like Lahore nudging Rs 70/kW, and that too with unreliable supply, it has become only too apparent for many middle class and richer residents that they will need […]

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Lucky Cement Gets Pakistan’s First n-Type Solar Plant

Pakistan’s largest cement manufacturer, Lucky Cement has taken strides towards a more sustainable business impact with a 26 MW solar plant on its land in Pakistan. The project, executed by JA Solar and Orient Energy Systems is Pakistan’s first n-type photovoltaic (PV) power plant project. Since its commissioning in September 2023, the plant has met key […]

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Solar’s Slow Rise In Sun Drenched Pakistan

Extensive load shedding and high and rising electricity costs are a few of the reasons for consumers to seek a switch to solar power in Pakistan. With industry pointing out that the nation pays some of the highest electricity tariffs in South Asia, it is indeed a wonder why solar has not established a stronger […]

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Poor Policy Shackling Pakistan’s Solar Potential: IEEFA

Innovating Pakistan’s power purchase agreements (PPA) for renewable projects, and offering price stability to de-risk the market, are crucial to restore investor confidence, according to a new report authored by Haneea Isaad, an Energy Finance Analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The new report analysed the efficacy of incentives available […]

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Pakistan Solar Association Wants Govt to Allow $800m for Solar Imports

At a time when Pakistan is facing acute power outages and the renewable energy sector posting sluggish growth, the Pakistan Solar Association (PSA) has requested the Power Ministry of Pakistan to allow the import of solar panels and other solar equipment. The PSA has asked for an annual limit of $800 million for the solar […]

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Pakistan PM Announces Solarisation of All Govt Buildings by Coming April

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the federal government has decided to install solar power panels on all government buildings in the country to harness green energy and reduce dependency on imported fossil-fuel based power. At first, the federal government buildings of Pakistan will be solarised and they will run entirely on Solar […]

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World Bank says Pakistan must call for 11GW renewable energy bids

Variable Renewable Energy Competitive Bidding Study – a new study by the World Bank – has said that Pakistan will require a call for competitive bidding for over 11 GW of renewable energy solar and wind power plants between the present and 2028. The study stated that this is needed to ensure that the future […]

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Water Agency In Pakistan Moves To Power Disposal Stations With Solar Energy

Lahore-headquartered Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has planned to convert five of its major disposal stations to solar energy. This was revealed by Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Managing Director Syed Zahid Aziz during an online performance review meeting of all Wasas in Punjab, Pakistan. The meeting also discussed capacity building issues of all Wasas. […]

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