Solar energy project to provide electricity to 10,000 houses in Pakistan
- President Arif Alvi stressed to make the solar energy cost-effective by starting the production of solar panels locally.
- “Since we have an increasingly consumerist society, the solar panel manufacturing must start in Pakistan to provide electricity in the remote locations,” he said.
President Arif Alvi drew attention towards the need of focusing on how to bring down the cost of the safest source of energy. He stressed on the need for producing solar energy panels within the country to make it cost-effective.
President showed his concerns for those who are still deprived of electricity within the country. He said that Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world but unfortunately 25 percent of its population is still devoid of basic necessity (electricity).
“Since we have an increasingly consumerist society, the solar panel manufacturing must start in Pakistan to provide electricity in the remote locations,” he added. He also said that the use of solar energy will reduce the imminent threats of the global rise in temperature.
He gave these remarks while addressing at the launch of Hilton Pharma’s CRS initiative Solar Energy Project, reported by Dawn, that is likely to provide electricity to 10,000 households countrywide.
President Alvi highlighted that Pakistan has emerged as the fifth largest market for solar energy and needed to make use of solar energy up to optimum levels citing the abundance of sunlight available.
He also stated that the realization does exist in the country’s leadership as the premier started his address at the UNGA with the enumerating threats (climate change) to the world and global warming is on the top of the list followed by the money laundering, Islamophobia and Kashmir.
Mr. President also regretted the absence of prompt response on the part of the state administration and said that such gaps due to inefficient state response have been filled Eidhi and Saylani Trust.
The solar power project “Roshni Se Zindagee,” has already been launched at two rural locations of Sindh and would provide electricity. He appreciated the contribution of the corporate section for taking the initiative for providing electricity to the remote and least privileged areas of the country.
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