Most of wind, solar plants being built in China | The Express Tribune

BEIJING: Almost two-thirds of big wind and solar plants under construction globally are in China, where surging renewable capacity has squeezed coal’s generation share to new lows, research released on Thursday showed. China is building 339 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale wind and solar, or 64% of the global total, a report from US-based think tank […]

No additional duty on solar panels, says PM as masses bear brunt of power tariff increase

Workers washing 300 KWP solar PV system after its installation at Nishtar Medical University and Hospital in Multan, on December 4, 2022. — APP Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has clarified that there is no plan in place for imposing additional duties on solar panels which hinders the accessibility of low-cost energy to citizens. The clarification […]

Solar panels: Govt announces major relief in federal budget

Workers washing 300 KWP solar PV system after its installation at Nishtar Medical University and Hospital in Multan, on December 4, 2022. — APP ISLAMABAD: In a bid to promote localisation, the federal government on Wednesday announced major relief on the imports of solar panel. Delivering the budget speech for the year 2024-25 in the […]

Solar panel prices jump ahead of budget | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Prior to the unveiling of the 2024-2025 budget in Pakistan, there has been a noticeable surge in solar panel prices, attributed to traders adjusting their rates in anticipation of upcoming tax changes. According to reports, the government, aligning with IMF conditions amid bailout negotiations, is reportedly considering imposing additional taxes on solar panels. This […]

Is govt mulling to review solar net metering policy?

Several solar panels can be seen in this picture. — AFP/File ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari on Tuesday categorically rejected media reports and said that the government would not make any change in solar net metering policy sans the consensus of all the stake holders. Responding to a call attention notice […]

Solar power tariff: Minister says IMF didn’t set condition for gross metering

A man wipes the dust off solar panels he recently installed on the roof of his home in Larkana, in Pakistan’s Sindh province, June 28, 2017. — Reuters Amid panic in solar panels market, Federal Minister Awais Khan Leghari Tuesday demystified the controversy around net metering for consumers using solar power. “Unfortunately, an unwarranted panic […]

Govt ‘moves’ to end solar net metering policy

A man wipes the dust off solar panels he recently installed on the roof of his home in Larkana, in Pakistan’s Sindh province, June 28, 2017. — Reuters ISLAMABAD: The federal government has planned to introduce a “gross metering” policy to replace already in place “solar net metering” which could curtail monetary benefits of the […]

Solar panel prices further decline in Pakistan

This image shows workers installing a solar panel in Jiuquan, Gansu province. — Reuters. KARACHI: Amid a declining trend in rates internationally and ample supply in the local market, the prices of solar panels have further declined in Pakistan, encouraging consumers to choose cost-effective power alternatives amid increasing demand for electricity in the summer season. […]

The battle over solar power pricing | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Net metering, also referred to as net energy metering (NEM), is an electricity billing method enabling consumers generating their own power to utilise it at any time, rather than solely when it’s generated. It involves customers with solar panels transferring excess electricity they produce to the grid, receiving credits from the utility company on […]

Solar energy: Govt denies fixed tax reports, hints at revising rates

Several solar panels can be seen in this picture. — AFP/File Refuting a report claiming the government plans to impose fixed tax on solar power, the Power Division on Saturday said there is no truth to the news. Reports were circulating on social media platforms that a summary had been moved to introduce the fixed […]

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