Pakistan to Unveil First Domestically Generated Solar Panels

Aug 10, 2021 08:45 PM ET
  • The University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, is readied to launch the nation's initial in your area manufactured solar energy panels.

During summer seasons, Pakistan's electrical power demand reaches 20,000 MW, and the failure to meet the demand brings about power cuts.

Pakistan is gearing up to increase the production and also use of renewable energy as an action to minimize power scarcities. To this end, the country's federal government has suggested getting rid of taxes associated with the manufacture of solar and wind energy devices in the nation. The University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, is readied to release the country's first locally made solar power panels.

The university will certainly begin manufacturing of the third-generation solar energy panels quickly. Dr. Najeeb Ullah, leading the research study at UET, said, "We are launching our production and will supply our very first order for producing 2MW power soon."

Dr. Najeeb notes that today Pakistan creates 6 percent of its total power from wind as well as solar tasks, nevertheless, the solar panels made use of to create energy are imported and also are not as efficient as the ones being developed by the university's Center for Advanced Studies in Energy.

According to the International Energy Agency, a Paris-based independent intergovernmental company, the total energy usage of Pakistan is anticipated to go across 49,000 MW by 2025 due to the rise in populace. Presently, the ordinary energy demand of Pakistan is 19,000 MW against the generation of around 15,000 MW. During summer seasons, the need gets to 20,000 MW. Because of damaged grids as well as circulation systems along with power demand surpassing production, the people undergo frequent power cuts as well as power outages.

Dr. Najeeb asserts that the locally produced solar panels will certainly lower the power generation expense. "The panels being made use of for power generation costs around Rs. 60 per watt. We will certainly generate AAA quality power panels which will bring the manufacturing cost to Rs. 48 per watt and at some point to Rs. 10 per watt," he specified.

Last month, the Union of Small as well as Tool Enterprises (Unisame) prompted the Pakistani government to launch actions for the manufacturing of solar panels in Pakistan as well as help with huge competent economic sector parties to establish plants in partnership with the Chinese counterparts. In addition to being budget friendly, solar panels additionally have an extended lifespan of 15 to twenty years.

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