Sun Power

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

par­lia­ment house in Is­lam­abad has be­come the first such in­sti­tu­tion in the world to run on so­lar power. The par­lia­ment house’s so­lar pan­els gen­er­ate a to­tal of 80 MW of elec­tric power, sup­ply­ing 18 MW to the na­tional grid. The so­lar power plant cost around $55 mil­lion, which was funded by China as an act of friend­ship. The ven­ture was launched dur­ing Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping’s visit to Pak­istan last year. There are some other par­lia­ment houses in the world that are partly run on so­lar power. How­ever, the Pak­istan par­lia­ment house is first to run en­tirely on so­lar power.

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