Punjab Govt to Convert Industries & Educational Institutes to Solar Energy

Punjab government has increased its reliance on solar energy in the province to reduce the burden on the national grid. The provincial minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal said this while chairing a meeting that discussed public-private partnership investment opportunities in the solar power sector today.

Mian Aslam stated that the provincial government is considering providing solar energy to industrial estates and asked the private companies to submit proposals in this regard. The minister said that small industries will be shifted to solar power in the next phase.

The government also intends to provide solar energy to schools, colleges, universities, and public sector institutions soon.

Earlier in July, a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had decided to convert nearly 10,800 schools in Southern Punjab to solar power by December this year.

“People residing in remote areas of Rajanpur, Cholistan, Thal and Dera Ghazi Khan will be provided solar energy,” the chief minister had said.

  • Many schools don’t have boundary walls or roofs where you can install panels. So first they should look at the basic infrastructure including the provision of clean water and toilet facilities. Desks and chairs would be nice too :)

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