Pakistani businesses go solar with Chinese modules, inverters
ISLAMABAD, Aug. 19 (Gwadar Pro) - Crescent Bahuman, one of Pakistan’s major denim exporters, installed a massive 1.9 megawatts on-grid solar power plant with photovoltaic modules and inverters supplied by Chinese companies Jinko Solar, and Sungrow.
GSolar, a local solar energy firm, installed the plant at Crescent’s factory in Pindi Bhattian, Punjab on long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) basis. The plant was completed in two months. The solar panels have been installed on ground and over rooftops of various buildings of the factory.
As many as 3,590 Jinko Solar modules of 535 Watts each and 17 Sungrow inverters of 100kW each were installed. The plant will annually produce 2,900 million units of clean electricity for 14 years. It will reduce up to 1,330 tons of CO2 emissions per annum, equivalent to saving 7,000 tons of coal per annum or planting 1,800 trees every year.
On the other hand, Crescent Steel, a steel manufacturer in Rawalpindi, commissioned a 560 kW on-grid solar power plant with solar modules and inverters respectively form two Chinese companies namely Trina Solar and Huawei. The plant will payback its cost in three years and three months.