Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to install solar panels in different parts of the city to generate 4.5-megawatts of electricity, according to media reports published in the national dailies on April 20.
The solar panels will be installed atop waterworks and tube wells to generate electricity that will be added to the national grid and used to operate tube wells and waterworks. The PC-1 of the project, worth PKR 80 million, has been prepared and will be sent for approval, revealed in the press release. According to the Water Supply Directorate Deputy Director General Sardar Khan Zimri, the solar panel system once installed will produce electricity for the next 25 years.
Sharing more details about the installation of solar panels, the deputy director general stated that a two-megawatt solar system will be installed at the sewage treatment plant in Sector I-9 while 2 one-megawatt solar systems will be installed at Pona Faqiran and near the sports complex. He further added that solar panels for half a megawatt of electricity will be installed in Rose and Jasmine Park. For the water projects, the civic agency requires 10-megawatt of electricity. The authority plans to install solar panels to generate 3.5-megawatts of electricity in the next phase.