Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

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Pakistan to build the first large scale Solar Power Park in Bahawalpur and named this project “Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park”, the solar power park will start the generating one hundred megawatts electricity in December, this year. While the peak generation of electricity will obtain in 2016 and the estimated amount of electricity is 1,000 megawatts.


Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park is a joint project of the government of Punjab, Bank of Punjab and TBEA Ltd. of China.
 

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It will be the Pakistan’s as well as one of the world’s largest solar power projects.
 
Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park first phase will be completed in December this year, This phase will have 400,000 solar panels and the estimated cost of the panels is $131 Million with a power generation ability of 100 megawatts.
 
Ivanpah, California is the largest solar power plant which generate massive 392 MW electricity, Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park will produce 2.5 times more power then the Ivanpah.

Key Highlights of Qaid-e-Azam Solar Park:

  • Overall capacity: 1,000 Mega Watts 
  • Phase 1 Capacity: 100 MW 
  • Completion of Phase 1: December 2014 
  • Phase II Capacity: 300 MW 
  • Phase III Capacity: 600 MW 
  • Final Capacity: 1,000 MW 
  • Completion of final phase: Dec 2016 
  • Dedicated Area: 6500 Acres (Phase 1 Area: 500 Acres) 
  • Boundary Wall: 9 KM 
  • Annual solar Energy after final phase: 2,000 kWh/m2 
Entire project’s estimated cost is US $1.5 Billion, with the production ability of 1000MW, moreover the expected lifetime of the plant will be 25 years.

Entire production of energy in Pakistan is 23,000MW, while the we require double electricity than which we are producing now.
 
We should add also, there are 10 more power projects which are being set up in Thar to capitalize the solar power for the heat generation and then to convert it into electricity.
 
Once this project is completed Pakistan will be amount the 10 countries producing more than 1,000MW electricity through Solar power.

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