Future of the Environment

Energy-short Pakistan moves to power up solar manufacturing

Technicians work on solar panel in power station at Hub about 25 km (15 miles) from Karachi on June 18, 2010. Pakistan this year expects to finalise four wind power deals worth $500 million, to exploit a renewable resource that has been barely tapped in a country with a yawning gap between power capacity and demand. Pakistan is also looking at solar energy as another renewable option, and the central bank is offering to finance 80 percent of local solar investments. The government has removed duty and sales taxes on solar technology imports. Picture taken on June 18, 2010.  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro   (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENERGY) - GM1E66J1L1A01

Technicians work on solar panel in power station in Karachi. Image: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Imran Mukhtar
Freelance Contributor, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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