Pakistan’s largest Solar Wall inaugurated
ISLAMABAD - In his effort to equip the Punjab province with renewable energy resources, Provincial Minister for Energy Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Malik has recently inaugurated Pakistan’s largest solar wall at Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERAD), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Kala Shah Kaku Campus.
This solar wall installed at the UET KSK campus will generate 410-kilowatt energy. Pakistan’s energy sector was currently facing a severe energy crisis, therefore, the government’s focus is to introduce alternative sources of electricity production to overcome this major problem, said Minister for Energy, Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Malik.
Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Aziz Akbar, other university’ officials and faculty members, and students from various university department were also present at the inauguration ceremony.
Dr. Malik emphasized that the use of solar energy is eco-friendly and said that they would have to “focus on utilization of renewable energy in the country to strengthen the economy of the country and to overcome the energy crisis”.
UET’s VC, Dr. Akbar while expressing his views on the recent development said that the academia can play a vital role in the government projects and UET’s solar wall project is a remarkable milestone in the field of energy generation.
Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, CERAD director also appreciated the efforts of faculty members for the mega project.