Energy mix: PEC sets up on-grid solar power generation project

The excess electricity will be delivered to the national grid under a Feed-In-Tariff regime.


APP July 24, 2013
The Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) has initiated production of high quality solar panels. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:


The Pakistan Engineering Council has set up an on-grid solar power generation project with a capacity of 178 KiloWatts (KW), setting precedence as a role model for defining procedures and strategy at the national level for on-grid solar power generation.


This project is first of its kind in the country. The excess electricity will be delivered to the national grid under a Feed-In-Tariff regime.

An official said the government plans to illuminate 250 houses with solar panels in rural areas. The Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) has initiated production of high quality solar panels. This will help promote clean and renewable energy sources.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2013.

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COMMENTS (5)

Engr.Mohammad Riaz | 8 years ago | Reply

This is a good effort but the on-grid solar power needs a stable power supply system to operate efficiently and economically. thiis system will not be suitable in Pakistan ate least in the current scenario as we have the most unstable power syetem when it comes to distribution lines where the solar power will be fed in. Rather, the isolated use of solar power will be more useful especially for operating tube wells and supplying power to homes in those areas not connected to national grid especially in Balochistan province where we have vast areas with out electricity. solar geasers and solar cookers are also gaining enormous popularity. the basic thing which is required at present is to provide tax exemptions and even subsidies to renewable power producers and just create a conducive envirnoment and you will see a solar power boom in the shortest possible time in pakistan as we saw in CNG sector two decades ago.

ather | 8 years ago | Reply

All the good things are done everywhere except Pakistan

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