“The manufacturing of the solar panels locally will make it affordable for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to install these systems in their homes and factories,” he added.
According to solar experts, an area needs a minimum of four hours of peak sunlight in order to produce electricity that is economical. In this regard, Pakistan is the most blessed country that has sunlight most of the areas for more than 300 days, and that too with 7 to 8 peak hours of sunlight.
The unbearable electricity crises in Pakistan have greatly affected not only the daily lives of people but businesses and industries as well.
Although, since the past couple of years, the government has attempted to resolve the issue of load shedding. But the gap in the demand and the production of electric energy is so vast that it cannot be covered with the current electric energy production sources alone.
The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has devised a plan to increase the existing 9,406 megawatts (MW) to 20,591 MW by the year 2028-29.