One million houses with an efficient Solar Power solution in Pakistan can reduce up to 30% electricity load in Pakistan from the national power grid.
This was stated by Ashar Aziz, founder of FireEye, a Silicon Valley based network security company and the CEO SkyElectric, a Smart Energy Systems provider while inaugurating Pakistan’s first and only Solar Power Sales and Technical Education Centre in the new Packages Mall, Lahore.
Its the right time to move towards reliable hybrid solar power solution which is a cheap source of energy having negligible recurring cost and it can also become a source of income by selling surplus solar power to the national grid by connecting with DISCO network through smart meters, he said.
He suggested that the government should further reduce import duties and taxes on solar power panels and batteries which will greatly promote use of solar power solutions at domestic level resulting in uninterrupted power supply to domestic consumers.
Further, electric utilities should make it easier to export excess solar energy back to the main grid by simplifying the process of acquiring net-metering licenses, he added.
He said that the Sales and Technical Education Center has the first personal solar energy experience zone of its kind, allowing visitors to get detailed insights about powering their homes and businesses with smart solar and battery technology.
The center is staffed with technical specialists in advanced solar and battery technology, and not typical retail store sales oriented people. They have advanced technical degrees and in-depth knowledge of SkyElectric technology in order to fully address customers’ questions and answer any technical questions they may have about solar energy and advanced lithium battery technology.
Ashar Aziz, the CEO of the company said:
Our Sales and Technical Education center is the first retail solar experience zone anywhere in the world, where the entire solar solution can be customized and virtually installed, in a matter of minutes, using special software and satellite imagery.
It takes the mystery out of users’ minds of what solar and battery energy can do for them, what kind of solar system they can actually install on their rooftops and how quickly it will pay them back financially.
It is a one of kind experience, and I encourage all the mall visitors to come and visit the SkyElectric Sales and Technical Education Center.
In order to better educate and inform the public, SkyElectric has built specialized software to allow customers to experience and visualize their own custom solar energy systems on large touch-screen LED screens inside the store, and understand the technical, financial and economic benefits of those systems.
The experience zone software, displayed on large touch-screen LED TVs, performs remote solar site analysis by evaluating the actual solar potential on customers’ rooftops using high quality satellite imagery. The software performs custom rooftop shading analysis coupled with automated and optimized solar panel layout diagrams based on shading considerations. The software creates a report of this analysis, and provides the 3D visual look of the solar panels on their building both from a rooftop and street level view, so customers can get a sense of the aesthetics of the final system, before they are actually installed.
The report automatically creates quotes of solar and battery energy packages to best fit customers power and energy requirements along with custom financial payback analysis. The Sales and Technical Education Centre also allows shoppers to interact with the SkyElectric Smart Energy System and navigate through the Smart Energy Console, its touch screen interface.