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Pakistani regulator expects solar capacity to hit 27 GW by 2047

Solar and wind are expected to account for a growing share of the electricity mix in the years ahead, rising from around 3% at present to 23% by 2030. Over the following two decades after that, however, this share will likely remain unchanged, as the national regulator expects the country to deploy more coal-fired generation capacity.

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Pakistan Post wants solar

The postal operator, which is present in 12,000 locations nationwide, wants PV facilities to power its operations. Bidders have until February 20 to deliver on a call for expressions of interest and pre-qualify for the tender.

Pakistan gas field powered by 10 MW off-grid solar system

Italian oil and gas company Eni has completed a solar park at its Bhit Gas Field. The plant, which took six months to build, is integrated into the field’s generation system.

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India plans 55 GW of renewables capacity along Pakistan border

An AFP newswire report this week said Ministry of New & Renewable Energy secretary Anand Kumar had announced plans for 30 GW of generation capacity in the state of Gujarat and 25 GW in Rajasthan, all of it along a 20-25km strip of semi arid land on the border.

World Bank injects $100 million to support solar in Pakistan

The funds will be used to implement the Sindh Solar Energy Project, a scheme aimed at increasing solar power generation and access to electricity in Sindh province.

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Pakistan’s regulator to review two PV project proposals totaling 100 MW

Pakistan’s electricity regulator NEPRA will review a proposal for the construction of a 50 MW PV plant planned to sell power at approximately $0.071/kWh, while a second 50 MW project is expected to deliver power at a levelized tariff of $0.076/kWh.

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Pakistan should turn to renewables for energy security – IRENA

With its growing population and rapidly increasing energy needs, Pakistan’s energy security is undermined by the overriding share of imported fossil fuels in its energy mix. But, by turning to its untapped, tremendous solar, wind and biomass potential, the South Asian country could spur social and economic development, while improving energy access, says IRENA.

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Siemens to equip 140 MW projects in Brazil, Pakistan

The German technology firm has bagged orders for the turnkey electrical equipment and installation of two solar farms in Brazil and Pakistan. In addition, it announced the end of its cooperation with German inverter specialist SMA by the year’s end, and plans to manufacture its own inverters.

Punjab cabinet approves privatization of 100 MW solar park in Pakistan

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif promised a transparent privatization. The 100 MW solar park is part of a 1 GW PV project in the Punjab region.

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