The government of Punjab has taken the decision to shift all the public universities to solar power by December.
The Punjab government is thinking of shifting to alternative energy sources and is trying to shift all the public universities to solar power by the end of this year. This was mentioned by Dr Akhtar Malik—the Punjab Energy Minister in a departmental meeting that was held on Wednesday.
The minister said that three hundred and forty-five government schools in the district—Dera Ghazi Khan would be shifted entirely to solar power by the month of November 2019.
All the big sector universities would be shifted to solar energy by the end of the present year, while offices and hospitals would also be shifted to solar power.
Energy Department officials were instructed by Dr Malik to play an active role in pulling Pakistan out of the energy crisis. He also asked the meeting participants to raise the capacity of the department and said that fresh staff would be hired on merit for the empty positions.
As per the Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB), solar power could play a significant role in overcoming the energy crisis in Pakistan. He further said that there is vast potential to look into the resource for providing electricity to the national grid and those areas which are far off from the grid.
The Pakistani government is already offering excellent profits to the investors of solar power development in the country. Investors have been provided lucrative financial incentives that are of major interest for them so that they may come to this market.
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