Tribune Take: Solar power, a viable alternate for Pakistan?

This week's T-magazine discusses alternative energy solutions like solar power, could it be viable for Pakistan?


Mahawish Rezvi December 10, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at ‘Empire of the sun’ - T-Magazine’s cover story for this week.

Ameer Hamza Ahmed, sub-editor T-magazine, discusses the viability of switching over from a traditional power grid to solar energy. Ahmed says that even though many in Pakistan have been disappointed with solar power in the past, people have started considering switching over after the availability of better quality solar panels and increasing power cuts across the country.

He points out that even though the benefits of being completely self-reliant with generating your own power can be great, the costs of such an endeavour are also very steep. Ahmed says that setting up a solar power system is a large investment for an individual, but also adds that Pakistan gets up to 10 to 12 hours of sunlight daily and this can help produce ample energy to run a household and help limit power bills.

Read Ameer Hamza Ahmed’s articles here.

The Tribune Take daily news web show will appear on the tribune.com.pk home page.

The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.

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COMMENTS (4)

Khi Peace | 9 years ago | Reply

yes uptill now solar is not feasible for a common paki person installlation cost is very high . . .

Ch. Allah Daad | 9 years ago | Reply

Solar enegy is total waste of time, money and effort. If government or someone else is providing free solar panels then go ahead, otherwise stay away. The technology is expensive and still in infancy. This sector is surviving on government grants only.

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