University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore organized a groundbreaking ceremony of Installation of 1MWp Solar Plant at UET, Lahore under ESCO model in cooperation with Punjab Energy Efficiency & Conservation Agency (PEECA). Punjab Minister for Energy Dr. Muhammad Akhter Malik participated as chief guest. He along with worthy Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar laid the foundation of this project.
The generating capacity of the project is 1MWp while after the completion of this project the university will get an annual benefit of Rs. 17 crores. After the groundbreaking ceremony, the Punjab Energy Minister talked to media and highlighted the importance of solar energy in the province. He said, this project is first major step towards clean and green Pakistan. We will extend this project of solarization to all other universities in Punjab. According to Minister, So far, several MoUs have been signed to shift 11 universities of Punjab to solar, while the Punjab government has not spent a single rupee on these projects. He said that he was getting full support from Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar for this project and they are making untiring efforts to provide affordable and environment friendly energy in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision. At this occasion Vice Chancellor Dr. Mansoor Sarwar thanked the Minister. He said that clean and green energy has become the need of the whole world. UET will save millions of rupees and will spent it on research projects. However, this project of solarization will be completed by September 15, 2020 approximately 9-10 weeks.