LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave approval to converting government schools to solar energy under off-grid solar solution programme on 26th Monday January 2015.
The Chief Minister ordered more than 4000 primary schools of rural areas of Punjab would be converted to solar energy in 1st phase and a programme has been developed to install solar panels in primary schools. He stated that solar panels would assure continuous supply of electricity to primary schools.
Shahbaz Sharif aimed that in the 1st phase, immediate measurements taken for converting primary schools to solar energy while comprehensive planning should also be built for introducing off-grid solar solution in other schools as well under a phased programme. He directed that medium and long term planning be made for this purpose. He said that a practicable programme should also be prepared for provision of solar home solution to low-income families.