Pakistan’s Parliament House Gets Fully Powered by Solar Energy

Pakistan’s Parliament House is going to be powered by Solar Energy with-in ongoing month to become first parliament house in the region to run on solar power, we have checked.

Solar energy project for powering parliament of Pakistan, as per information we have received, will be fully operational by mid-December or around.

After completion of project, majority of power needs of Parliament House will be fulfilled through this solar energy plant.

The project is being funded by the Chinese government as a gesture of friendship and an acknowledgement of the longstanding Pak-China friendship.

According to details, project was completed with over Rs. 500 million, that is sponsored by Chinese government.

The estimated cost of the project stood at Rs. 500 million, while it will save Rs. 28 million per year in energy costs

According to details, current power needs of Parliament House are around 1.8MW, out of which 1MW will be supplied through this solar energy plant. Additionally, efforts will be made to cut the power needs so that this 1MW solar energy could ultimately become the sole power provider for the parliament house.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping, along with National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, had collectively inaugurated the project during the Chinese president visit to Pakistan earlier this year.

The work on the project is being carried out at fast pace and is likely to be completed by mid December. The project management team of the National Assembly Secretariat is in close liaison with its Chinese counterpart in executing the work and deficiencies, if any, are regularly pointed out, which are redressed by the Chinese team.

After commissioning, the project would generate electricity to reduce the expenditure on utility bills of the parliament building in tune of Rs. 28 million per year.

  • I am surprised to see that Annual Utility Bill of Parliament house is Rs28 Million ! ! !
    Which is almost Rs 23 Lakh per month. . .

    • you may want to get figures from other mega buildings.
      may be parliments of other countries, famous buildings.
      then you can say

    • Bhai itna bill to ksi Mega factories m B nh ata hOga maY B ksi company m ata ho to ata ho..

      • Yup, the plant I work in situated at S.I.T.E. Karachi has a 2.5MW load consumption and the KE bill is around 3.5 lakhs per month.

        • Average load of 2.5 MW means 2500 units per hour, or 1.8 million units per month. At industrial rate of Rs. 17 per unit, this bill should be around Rs. 30 million (3 crore) per month.

          It seems either your factory is unoperational 98% of the time, or your factory owners use some other means for reducing bill.

  • Good step. It will definitely save money on energy but her saal new fake bills pese kiye jaengay ke new solar panels lagane hain inki manzoori chahiye :D

  • its not fully powered by solar energy, only lights.
    Air conditioning, pumps, machinery and so many equipment is still on national gird.

  • its not fully powered by solar energy, only lights.
    Air conditioning, pumps, machinery and so many equipment is still on national gird.

  • This is probably the biggest service done by the parliament to the country. (istehqaq majrooh honay ka bill nehi laya)!!

  • 17.86 years to recover the capital investment of 500 million + there will be operational cost too.
    Average life of a good solar system is 20 years and batteries life is 5-10 years, if they are proper maintained (which will not happen), batteries costs more than 50% of the cost of a solar system.
    So we will reach break even in almost 26.79 years……
    Good Luck

  • That is a photoshopped picture.. Where are they installing the panels for this project? Is it grid tied system? If yes then how will it managed the parliament when it’s in order in summer and that too during the night time?

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