Why Pakistan could not benefit from solar energy?
In addition to hot and cold seasons, the South Asian country of Pakistan has arid deserts, rainy monsoons and many small and large rivers. Sunlight is available in this country all year round. Even today, the policy of giving priority to the construction of large dams instead of small dams on rivers flowing in mountainous areas is still in use. The construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam is still underway. According to observers, alternative energy projects are still a dream.
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Sources of power generation
Along with all natural benefits, solar energy is the only source of electricity for 1.16%. Sixty-four percent of the country’s electricity needs are met by land-based fuel. The rest of the electricity comes from 27% water power and 5% nuclear energy. Alternative energy is the source of 4% of electricity supply.
Economists agree that climate change has had a devastating effect on the country, but there are still huge opportunities for alternative energy, but unfavorable environmental tactics are still being used. Recently, the Islamabad government approved a major project to generate electricity from coal with Chinese assistance. With the completion of the project, more than six and a half thousand megawatts of electricity will be available.