Provincial Minister for Energy Dr Muhammad Akhtar Malik inaugurated Pakistan’s largest solar wall at Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERAD), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Kala Shah Kaku Campus. Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof Dr Aziz Akbar, other faculty members, university’ officials, people from other walks of life and students were also present at the ceremony.
This solar wall will generate 410 kilo watt energy. While addressing the gathering, Dr Muhammad Akhtar Malik said, “Pakistan’s industry is currently facing severe energy crisis therefore we should focus on introducing alternate sources of electricity production to overcome this crisis. The use of solar energy is more eco-friendly in Pakistan than other countries. Therefore, focusing on solar energy is enough to bring industrial revolution in the country.”
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Aziz Akbar said to strengthen the economy and to overcome the energy crisis we should focus on utilization of renewable energy in the country. UET has always played its role in the projects of government. This project was an important milestone in the field of energy. Talking at the occasion, Prof Dr Aziz Akbar emphasised on the need of energy consumption and revealed numerous other completed and on-going projects related to energy. CERAD/KICS Director Prof Dr Waqar Mahmood appreciated the efforts of faculty members for this mega project.