Pakistan Solar Desert Project

Climate Progress just reported that a 100 MW solar project was inaugurated in the Pakistan Cholistan desert. There are supposed to be 400,000 solar panels installed until the end of this year there.

Right now, the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif just came to the site and laid the foundation stone. It remains to be seen if those solar panels actually go up in time. There have been reports about problems with securing financing for the power lines, so that is far from sure.

There are further plans to increase capacity to 1,000 MW by 2016. I hope those plans materialize. But right now there is not much to see here.

 

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003, lenzblog.com).

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