Pakistan has become the first country to benefit from a series of new solar maps, a step towards creating renewable energy in the country.
The World Bank in partnership with the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has launched validated solar maps in the country. The project is launched under a global initiative on renewable energy resource mapping led by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank.
With this project Pakistan becomes a part of a small group, mainly consisting of developed countries which have access to duly validated and high-quality solar energy maps available for planning and prospecting purposes. With this new initiative, the investors will be making more informed project decisions.
The World Bank’s solar mapping project in Pakistan includes field data, generated by nine solar measurements stations which were installed throughout the country two years ago.
Pakistan has been facing a severe energy crisis for the past several years where people are eyeing the Chinese power plants that promise to reduce the energy crisis in the country.
Recently, SkyElectric unveiled the first environmental friendly Smart Energy System in Pakistan, which will be operated by the Internet. The company promises that the new system will bring down energy bill drastically. The Smart Energy systems will be deployed by the end of march.
Pakistan doesn’t just need to eliminate its energy crisis but also to create sustainable energy solutions that can be beneficial in the long term. Looking at this scenario, investing in renewable energy might be the key to breaking this energy curse in Pakistan.