A Dawn Article.


Pakistan’s parliament is now the first parliament in the world to be completely powered by solar energy.

Members of the National Assembly met for the first time while the lower house was being powered by solar power on Friday.

Speaker Ayaz Sadiq announced that the solar panels in the house generate 80 MW of electricity, 62 MW of which are consumed by the National Assembly and 18 MW are contributed to the national grid.

The first ‘Net Metering’ license in the country was also issued to the National Assembly by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority.

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