solar power

Solar Scale-Up in Pakistan Hits Roadblock After Payments Slashed

By Aamir Saeed BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan, Sept 22 – An effort to boost large-scale solar energy production in Pakistan has hit a roadblock after the government cut the rate it pays for solar electricity, frustrating investors. Pakistan‘s Punjab province government set up the 100-megawatt Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in the Cholistan desert in March 2015 as a pilot

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Solar Plane Takes Off from Egypt on Final Leg of World Tour

By Lila Hassan CAIRO, July 24 – An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe. Solar Impulse 2, a spindly single-seat plane, took off from Cairo in darkness en route to Abu Dhabi, its final destination, with a flight expected

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