There is an acute shortage of conventional power sources all over the world today. Most of the countries are searching for unconventional or alternative power resources to help them maintain a balance between the earth’s geology and the need for energy consumption.
Pakistan has been doing its best over the past few years to successfully cut down on the consumption of regular sources of energy like fuels, and, at the same time, develop unconventional reservoirs to satisfy its energy requirements. Alternate power is a very good way out of conventional sources because of the seemingly endless advantages that accompany it.
First of all, the biggest advantage is the fact that they are inexhaustible and therefore can be used as much as needed. Also, the fact that no by-products or pollution is produced during the usage of alternative power resources gives clarity to the fact of using such sources.
As per the geological situation in the country, Pakistan has great potential to harness solar energy for powering its homes and industries. This would be very cheap and would not harm the earth in any manner. Yet another power source under test by the nation’s scientists is wind energy.
The people of Pakistan are in severe crisis regarding the energy deployments remaining in the nation reserves. The need to explore alternate energy resources in Pakistan has never been more urgent and immediate as now.
There are a lot of problems which are posing deep concern in the use of conventional sources of energy. Global warming and fall in conditions relating to the environment are a couple of problems which are depleting water reserves. There has been discovery of huge coal reserves in the Sindh district but that is hardly helping any matters because there needs to be huge inputs of cash for this to be tapped.
So it is inevitable that alternate energy resources need to be studied and emphasized upon. There exists a body called the Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB) which strives to look for alternate energy resources but there has not been much development over the years.
Some of the methods of countering this problem would be to develop solar and wind power technologies because of the many advantages they offer. They are inexhaustible as well as non-polluting in nature. According to reports, there are huge tracts of area in the Sindh district which have huge potential for harnessing wind power.
The Advantages of Solar Power for Pakistan
With the depletion of natural reserves of fuels and other conventional sources of energy, solar power is starting to mainstream in Pakistan. The Pakistan think tank has realized the importance of tapping the sun for energy resources that will help the country in powering ahead for its technology. This technology if implemented properly can resolve Pakistan’s energy crisis. There are many advantages of solar power which are accentuated below.
The first and primary advantage of solar power is the fact that it is very cheap and easy to harness. There is no fear of over-using it because it is not depleted. A miniscule amount of energy of the sun is enough to perform the functions needed for a year.
Secondly, the very fact that it does not emit pollutants makes it very useful for the planet on a whole. The rising levels of pollution have made the Pakistani scientists think of solar power as a very viable option. Thirdly, the option of harnessing solar power requires no sophisticated machinery as even the most rudimentary of people can do the same.
With $200 worth of panels and other instruments, energy from the sun can be easily used to power the various electronic devices.