Solar power sector deserves more attention

The world is doubling down on solar power. Last year, global investments in solar power projects reached a record $160.8 billion, which was 18 per cent higher than 2016, as per data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

A staggering 98 gigawatts (GW) of solar power projects were commissioned in 2017 across the globe. This year could turn out to be another strong one, particularly if Saudi Arabia begins working on the proposed 200GW solar project — the largest in the world.

Pakistan is also working on a number of solar power projects but its progress has been slow.

Published in Dawn, 9th April, 2018