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  • Is Pakistan's solar power poised to take off amid energy crisis?

    Solar energy production in Pakistan is poised to take off ? just as the South Asian country is ramping up coal production to help plug a crippling power crisis, energy experts say...

    New high quality solar maps ? essential to securing financing for major solar projects ? show Pakistan is one of the world's best countries for producing solar energy because of its arid climate and latitude...

  • Solar, nuclear, hydel? Pakistan's best power solution is...

    Interestingly, considering that the rupee has depreciated against USD over the last two decades and construction costs have gone up, one would have expected the cost to build the dam/plant and the ensuing cost to generate power to increase accordingly...

    Without commenting on the commercial (and political) viability of KBD, exactly how cheap can hydel tariffs be?What about the cost to recover the massive investment that such...

  • Pakistan, Norway ink MoU for 150MW solar power plants

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Norway signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of three solar power plants to generate a total of 150MW of electricity, said a statement issued on Tuesday...

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg witnessed the signing ceremony of a MoU between Scatec Solar of Norway and Nizam Energy of Pakistan to jointly develop the solar power plants on a build-own-operate...

  • Is solar power really the best solution for Pakistan?

    As most of the debate is, at best, misinformed, it will be helpful to analyse what is the best source of electricity and more importantly how kosher solar is...

    Solar power — which was once the darling of media folks and ‘aam awaam’ for its supposed ”free power” nature — is subject to much ridicule these days ever since it emerged that the recently setup 100MWp Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Plant (QASP) in Bahawalpur is producing too...

  • ‘Solar Park producing 12pc more power than target’

    LAHORE: The Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park, Bahawalpur, the first ever DC installation in Pakistan, is currently producing up to 12pc more power than the energy production requirements set by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra)...

    “The plant is giving an average yield of 169 gigawatt hour against the annual target of 153GW hour to meet 153 million units production requirement,” says Najam Ahmed Shah, the chief...

  • Balochistan to use solar power for tube wells

    ISLAMABAD: The government is likely to switch 30,000 tube wells to solar power from conventional electricity in Balochistan to reduce their operational costs...

    The Power Division of the Ministry of Energy said the Balochistan government agreed on Thursday to complete feasibilities within one month for installation of solar tube wells...

  • Several tube-wells in Dir put on solar power

    TIMERGARA: Several tube-wells supplying drinking water to consumers in parts of Lower Dir have been converted to solar power...

    They said water supply scheme in Soghalay Qaziabad area of Talash had recently been put on solar power at a cost of Rs4...

  • PM inaugurates 100MW solar power plant

    BAHAWALPUR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the first unit of the Quaid-i-Azam Solar Power Park (QASP) here on Tuesday and said that the electricity crisis would be ended by 2017-18...

    The 500-acre solar power park for the plant has been set up by the Punjab government in 11 months at a cost of Rs 15 billion with Chinese assistance...

  • Solar power tariff

    THIS refers to the upfront tariff for solar power...

    I have searched online and on the Nepra website and even scanned newspaper reports, there is no mention of the upfront tariff value of solar power...

  • Switch to solar power hit by rumours

    LARKANA: Mohammad Aslam has finally found a way to give his family relief from extended power cuts...

    In February this year he installed a 300-watt solar power generating system on the roof of his house...

  • Solar power price slump casts shadow on India’s green future

    NEW DELHI: Solar power prices in India have hit rock bottom, but it is not all good news for the electricity-starved country as the phenomenon has hit investor confidence and threatens the country’s effort to push its green credentials...

    India is the headquarters of an international solar energy alliance and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to reinforce the notoriously polluted country’s green credentials...

  • Oman to encourage household generation of solar power

    MUSCAT: Oman will encourage households to generate electricity with solar panels and feed it into the national grid, Qais al-Zakwani, executive director of the Authority for Electricity Regulation, said on Monday...

    The policy could put Oman in the forefront of Middle East nations promoting widespread use of solar power...

  • Sarwar demands NAB inquiry into solar power plant

    LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Punjab Organiser Chaudhry Sarwar has said the rulers have made corruption, excesses and injustice a feature of their manifesto...

    He alleged the rulers were trying to privatise the Quaid-i-Azam Solar Power Plant to cover up their corruption...

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