Renewable energy share to reach 30pc from previous 6pc by the end 2030
PCSIR will launch electric wheelchairs and motorcycles in the near future.
At present, the share of renewable energy in the energy sector is up to 6pc, which is higher than the share of nuclear energy – official.
Lately, PCRET has launched a solar power rickshaw with the running capacity of three hours.
The committee has high expectations for the renewable energy sector.
On Friday, Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) Director-General Raza Baqir said that from the current 6pc, the share of renewable energy in the sector will increase to 30 pc by 2030.
Moreover, talking to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Science and Technology, the official said,
“At present, the share of renewable energy in the energy sector is up to 6pc which is higher than the share of nuclear energy”.
MNA Sajid Mehdi chaired the committee meeting and was briefed about PCRET’s working. During the meeting, it was also discussed that for the last eight years, PCRET did not receive funds for any project. However, solar panels are tax-free.
Due to the substandard production of solar panels, the Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) has demanded an internationally recognized laboratory in Islamabad. The laboratory will standardize the quality of manufacturing.
Lately, PCRET launched a solar power rickshaw with the running capacity of three hours. The rickshaw will be able to cover distance up to 70 km. Soon, PCSIR will launch electric wheelchairs and motorcycles.
The committee has high expectations for the renewable energy sector. The members of the committee are not fond of the conventional sources of energy. Conventional methods like dam construction are excessively expensive and time-consuming.
The committee has directed the Ministry of Science and Technology to hire employees on merit and submit a report.
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