400 villages to be electrified with photovoltaic solar energy in Pakistan

Launching Economic Survey 2011-12, the minister said the potential of solar energy is feasible for both Solar PV and Solar Thermal application.

“The area with highest solar potential is the province of Baluchistan followed by Eastern Sindh and Southern Punjab promising technical and financially viable solar energy projects,” the minister said.

He said these projects can be On-Grid or Off-Grid and that some areas in Eastern Sindh and Southern Punjab also have potential for such interventions. He said as a first phase, 49 villages in Sindh have already been electrified where 3000 Solar Home Systems are installed.