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Solar panels available at affordable prices for citizens

The latest reports say that the project has been started with the collaboration of the World Bank.



Solar panels available at affordable prices for citizens
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Karachi: The Sindh government on Wednesday announced an initiative to provide affordable solar power for 200,000 households across the province.

This project, in collaboration with the World Bank, aimed to offer a complete solar system to each household for a subsidized cost of Rs7,000.

The director of the Sindh Solar Energy Project said that the solar system would include solar panels, charge controllers, and batteries.

“This setup will power one fan and three LED bulbs per household,” said the officials.

 The initial phase of the project would see 50,000 households in Karachi and 150,000 in other parts of Sindh equipped with the solar systems.

The World Bank contributed USD 32 million to fund this project, which is expected to expand further. Currently, the Sindh generates 400 megawatts of electricity from solar panels.

The Sindh government made the announcement after the Punjab government.

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz approved a similar initiative, providing a 1kV solar system to 50,000 families.

The system, including two solar panels, batteries, an inverter, and wires, will be available to power consumers using less than 100 units of electricity per month. CM Maryam Nawaz emphasized the importance of ensuring quality products to alleviate the burden of expensive electricity on the public and directed the administration to launch a pilot project in the province.