The Government of Pakistan claims that till May they will end load shedding but it’s like we trust no government on this matter now. Contemporary energy producers acquire land and many complexities but the substitute energy can be very cheap in other terms and available, in case of Pakistan Solar energy can be savior from load shedding and hassles. The solar electricity generation comes with no air or water pollution. There are no carbon dioxide emissions to contribute to climate change; from manufacture of solar panels. Reason is that they're on roofs, land use impact is basically nil.
It also consumes much less water than sources like coal, natural gas, or nuclear, preventing strains on community supplies. The only hurdle is that the systems generally cost more than $10,000, which is around 100,000 Pakistani rupees estimated. Only lucky people who are wealthy can afford it and get rid of old power backups.
That's where a new fund put together by SolarCity and Google comes in. At $750 million, with $300 million of that from Google, it aims to get customers over the upfront cost, thus driving accessibility to household rooftop solar down into the middle and lower-middle class but for Americans only.
If you can lower my overall energy bill — if I pay less for solar than I'm paying for utility power today, with no out of pocket costs up front — that's something I'd love to do.
"It absolutely has democratized solar in a way, and made it more accessible," Jonathan Bass, SolarCity's vice president of communications, told an international magazine.
The SolarCity-Google fund’s explicit goal is to break the assumption that green energy is more expensive than traditional electricity. This business model won't be able to make the pieces fit everywhere; but they're open for business in 14 states of America only; and think they can reach 25,000 new households and add 500 megawatts in new capacity.
For many customers, the thinking is: "'If you can lower my overall energy bill — if I pay less for solar than I'm paying for utility power today, with no out of pocket costs up front — that's something I'd love to do,'" Bass said.
Third world countries while facing so many problems, Pakistan along them is also one who is still unable to fight energy crisis. Such initiative by Google can lead to a better life of people but no such investment is introduced here because of so many reasons. Security and bad economy is on top among them. Rather than participating in other’s war, government should try to bring attention of foreign investors to Pakistan and resolve energy issues.
Imagine if a mediocre person can utilize solar energy, the saved money can be used in so many other ways. Along his life standards he can educate his children with the money saved from electricity charges. As mentioned above even Americans find it expensive for powering their houses with solar energy, it looks like Pakistanis will be able to get this in 15 to 20 years. Though this is introduced here but it’s too much expensive that middle class people cannot afford it.