ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) has installed (155 units; 161 kW net capacity) of small wind turbines (0.5 – 10 KW each) in Sindh and Balochistan.
These units electrifying 1560 houses and nine coastal guard check posts, an official of PCRET told APP.
Giving details of four years performance of PCRET he informed that the council has installed 14 KV systems in Khuzdar, 25KW PV system at Lahore Expo Center, while Capital Development Authority tube well electrified through 35 KV, Photovoltaics (PV) Panels.
A MHP Plant (20 KW), Canal Fall SHP Plant (200 KW) installed at Mardan, Kaplan Type SHP Plant (200KW) at Kanpur Canal, while Pakistan-China Joint Hybird (Solar, Wind and MHP) Research Center was also established.
Besides that a Hybrid (Solar, Wind and MHP) Research Center, Solar Dryer of Capacity 200-300 kg (top), 10kg (bottom right), 5kg (bottom left) has also been installed.
It also installed Unglazed Transpired Collector Type Solar Dryer having capacity of 500 kg at Dera Ismail Khan, a Solar dryer having capacity of 500 kg installed at 10 sites of Punjab and KP for drying of dates and designed/Developed Box Type Solar Cooker with Auto-Tracker.
PCRET also installed 4,016 Biogas Plants (size 3 & 5 m3/day: producing 18000 m3/day) and 200 cottage industries.
He added that PCRET being a unique facility is carrying out Research and Development (R&D) in the field of renewable energy technologies for last three decades in the country.
It is pioneer in silicon technology and developed first single crystal solar panel in 1986, dissemination and awareness of renewable energy culture in the country, imparted training to various NGOs and private sector for use of Renew Energy technologies