The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (Unisame) has urged the government to make installation of alternate energy system of solar, wind or biomass mandatory for all new construction of houses, commercial buildings and factories to save electricity in view of satisfactory and successful reports from alternate energy users from all over Pakistan.
President Unisame Zulfikar Thaver said the new houses, commercial buildings and factories should be given a choice to install solar, wind or biomass systems and urged the government to make it mandatory for them to install alternate energy systems.
He said the government needs to encourage the use of alternate energy generation systems and make it affordable by exempting the alternate energy systems from all import duties.
He asked the State Bank of Pakistan to offer subsidised finance for installation of alternate energy systems of solar, wind or biomass.
He asked the government to offer leasing facilities for the installation of alternate energy systems for the small and medium enterprises on easy repayment terms to enable them repay over a period of 3 to 5 years on easy installments.