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PCRET to initiate large-scale production of solar panels

Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technology (PCRET) in collaboration with Pak Oasis Pvt Ltd will initiate production of solar panels, which will help overcome prevailing energy crisis. This venture is about working on an indigenous solution to promote Pakistani products and will require the technical skills of young engineers, an official said, adding thus creating massive job openings in all areas on an equal opportunity platform. DG, PCRET, Khalid Islam showed optimisim of Solar Energy growing in the country.

and said “I feel in today’s time, energy self-sufficiency is exceedingly important for industrial development in any nation. Pakistan is a sun-friendly country and the 6th luckiest in the world where sun-availability is up to 16 hours on average”.

According to official sources, PCRET will soon initiate large scale production and marketing of Renewable Energy and electronic products in the country and will ensure optimal utilization of all available resources and promote cost effective indigenous products.

In this regard, PCRET, STEDEC Technology Commercialization Corporation of Pakistan, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), National Institute of Electronic (NIE), Telecom Industry of Pakistan (TIP) and Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to design, develop, large scale production and marketing of Renewable Energy and Electronic Products.

Under the MoU, NIE and PCRET will design, develop and produce prototype of demand driven products and pass on the complete technical know-how to TIP, while STEDEC will undertake all financial and commercial aspects on behalf of PCRET and NIE.

While, TIP will be responsible for mass scale production and marketing of products designed and developed by NIE and PCRET.

A joint working group, having representation of all the four parties as well as of MoST and MoIT will select the products (already designed or to be designed) and prepare workable operational model and SOPs for taking the products from initial stage to marketing level.

The official said ” Ministry of Science and Technology has established Commercialization Cell to develop linkages between R&D Organizations, Academia and Industry for sharing of resources to carry out demand driven R&D, offering solutions to various industrial problems, entrepreneurship development and commercialization of IP of these organizations”.

“This MoU will herald a new era of long term relationship between the two ministries, which will be cornerstone of our initiatives aimed at self reliance through indigenization”.

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