Pakistan is amongst one of the countries trying to reduce its dependency on carbon-based energy.
With the help of the China Railway 1th Bureau Group Corporation, another Solar project went live today in Islamabad.
The Fatima Jinnah Park is now amongst the country’s second largest facility to generate power from Solar Panels.
In Feburary, The Parliament House was completely shifted to solar power with panels producing 1.8MW of energy.
Fatima Jinnah Park now has 3,400 solar panels powering it. They are spread across an area of five acres inside the park.
These panels are capable of producing 0.85 MW of energy. From this energy, the park’s street lights and water sprinklers will be powered.
The energy obtained from the solar panels will also provide power to the Capital Development Authority and Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation offices located inside the park.
However, large water pumps installed in the park will still depend on power from the main grid.
A formal ceremony took place today at the park to inaugurate the project.
Amongst the guests, China’s Ambassador Sun Weidong, Federal Minister For Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Mayor for IMC Sheikh Anser Aziz were present.