Tag Archives: renewables

Solar-powered ACs?

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 3, 2013. Islamabad  With a serious power crisis and rising fuel prices, Pakistan’s industry appears to be looking toward alternative solutions to overcome its energy needs. The industry’s predicament also seems to have piqued the interest of foreign companies trying […]

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Engineers recommend mix of alternative energy resources to overcome power crisis

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sep 22, 2013. Islamabad – Engineers recommended government to invest in hydel power projects and indigenous production of equipment for small-scale power generation as possible solutions to Pakistan’s energy crisis. The suggestions came on the sidelines of the 46th annual convention […]

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Twin city residents looking for solar options

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 21, 2013. Islamabad – On the shop front of Hussain Electronics, an old electronics shop on College Road in Rawalpindi, a handwritten notice is taped to a 2.5-by-5 feet solar panel. In Urdu, the notice explains to prospective buyers the […]

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Solar traffic lights pilot project

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 11, 2013. Islamabad – Traffic police wardens in Islamabad could have their work cut out, thanks to the sun. When traffic signals shut down during load shedding hours, it is the wardens who have to manually conduct road traffic. But […]

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Jhimpir’s Wind Farms

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 24, 2012. Jhimpir/Karachi – Driving from Karachi to the Nooriabad Industrial Area, it is hard not to notice a constant feature to the left side of the Super Highway. Transmission lines sag between evenly spaced towers along the road for several […]

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