17.5 MW Solar Power Project in Pakistan
The purpose of this project is to generate electricity by utilizing clean solar energy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which otherwise would have been emitted by the existing fossil fuel based power plants connected to the grid in Pakistan. The grid in Pakistan is dominated by coal fired power plants, so in the absence of this project activity, an equivalent amount of power would have been generated from fossil fuel. The project activity is expected to reduce on an average 18,500 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The project demonstrates the viability of grid connected solar farms to support improved air quality, alternative sustainable energy futures, energy security, improved local livelihoods and sustainable renewable energy industry development in the southern region of Pakistan.