Pakistan join the race of solar countries
According to Power Web Forecast International’s Energy Portal, Pakistan is included in the list of the top ten solar-producing countries of the world.
When Pakistan’s first on grid plant in 2012 with great ambitions makes Pakistan a solar country. Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park billed for completion is one of central of its solar strategies that is largest of its kind in the world having capacity of 1GW. Pakistan is adopting power auctions due to the recent fall in global tariffs resulting in decreased solar energy prices.
Pakistan is number 26 with China appearing on the top in this sector ranked as per Renewable Energy Country attractiveness Index (RECAI). Policies for renewables through an effective FiT (Feed in Tariff) regime become attractive in recent years in Pakistan. Solar’s to meet a wind target of 3.5GWby 2018 and large solar plants are also being constructed due to competitive power auctions.
Power web noted that the environmental record of China (130.4GW) leaves a lot to be desired.
This perception draws more attention towards expansion of its solar capacity by 81 percent last year
by 2030 China aim to generate 20 percent of its power using renewable resources making feat more exciting than previous track record. A Trend seeing to continue as it estimates to use 70% percent of the world’s total installed solar thermal capacity.
The United States(85.3GW) ranked number two in list by Power web.US has talent, technology and environmental conditions to rollout for large scale solar production (not to mention the ever-increasing demand). Sporadic political support for renewables the future for solar in the US is far from certain with Trump threatening to withdraw America from the Paris Agreement. Scenario for solar productions are far from bleak yet. A few states with high renewable energy goals will make a significant contribution inevitably. As it stands, the US is home to many of the world’s largest solar installations as well as advanced domestic skills.
Ranked number three in list was Japan (63.3GW). Japan continues to innovate in solar sector, aim to meet 10 percent of the country’s energy demands by 2050.It was a natural early adopter of solar generation with long established technology and manufacturing sectors for solar production. Japan is notable for building in 2002, the world’s largest solar buildings to edify visitors about sustainability. Recently a Japanese company made solar panel that is the world’s most efficient solar panel.
Recently joining the solar race in 2011 India (57.4GW) is number four on the list. the World Bank providing $1 billion India to make massive strides in solar production by 2020.
India (57.4GW) is on number four. Entering the solar game as recently as 2011, India is predicted to make massive strides in production by 2020, with the World Bank providing $1 billion in lending in this year alone. Its solar boom has only just begun with the Modi government aiming to have an installed capacity of 100GW by 2022. As a developing country, solar also plays an extended role in heating and purifying water in many Indian regions and exemplifies the potential to leapfrog generation methods used by more developed countries.
Germany (48.4GW) hits number five on this list with headlines of recent years for several noteworthy commitments to renewable energy. Energiewende strategy aims to obtain at least 60 percent of its energy from renewable sources as part of its drive to slash carbon emissions by 2050. Germany Europe’s leading country for renewables generate at least 20MW annually. Like the UK, Germany is breaking its own solar records this year.
Italy (22.6GW) stands on number six in the rankings unusually since it is a net energy importer and lacks many of the assets of its peers. Regardless of lacking assets its solar makes up to 10 percent of its energy mix and is set to double in the next decade. Eurostat suggested that Italy could surpass its 2020 target. Solar power generation is an opportunity for Italy to exploit its abundant resource as well a chance to reduce dependence on foreign generation.
Other European countries like Britain on number seven, France (12.8GW) on number eight; and Australia (12.2GW) on number nine of this data.