Pakistan to get 100MW solar PV from China



MONITORING REPORT ISB: Chinese mounting systems maker Powerway Renewable Energy has announced supply its solar mounting systems and ground screw foundations, as well as construction services, to developer TBEA for the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Pakistan.According to information, the project is the first phase of a 1 GW project which the government plans to build in the next two years in Bahawalpur district of Punjab. Earlier, it was planned to complete this initial 100 MW phase in December 2014.

The Pakistani government has made a number of ambitious statements regarding solar power, and set rates for a feed-in tariff in January 2014. But as often is the case with developing nations progress on getting projects to the construction stage has been slow.

A number of international companies have signed memorandums of understanding with the government, however the groundbreaking for the Quaid-e-Azam project in May of this year is the first such announcement that PV Magazine has been able to verify.

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