AEDB signs agreements for handing over solar data stations
PESHAWAR: Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has signed agreements with five host institutions for handing-over the solar data stations installed in 2014, within the premises of host institutes, under the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). Chief Executive Officer, AEDB Shah Jahan Mirza executed the agreements with host institutes, said a press release. The institutes includes NUST, Islamabad, UET-Lahore, UET-Peshawar, Mehran University, Jamshoro and Energy Dept. Govt of Punjab. The underlying objective is to continue access of credible and bankable ground based data. Through the solar measurement stations and its data, host universities/institutes can take multiple researches benefits. AEDB in collaboration with World Bank under WB’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) initiated Renewable Energy mapping through the installation of IEC-compliant solar and wind measurement stations throughout the country. Under the solar mapping component in 2014, a total of nine ground-based solar data stations across Pakistan was installed. Eight solar measurement stations were installed in different universities of the country and one solar station was installed at Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, Bahawalpur. – APP