Punjab Launches Solar Panel Distribution Program

pakistan's solar energy adoption faces taxation hurdles

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif recently announced a plan to distribute 50,000 solar panels across the province as part of the “Chief Minister Roshan Gharana” program. This initiative aims to promote renewable energy in the region.

The program, with a budget of Rs 12.6 billion, will provide solar systems to 50,000 protected consumers in Phase-I. These consumers, using 100 units of electricity monthly, will be selected through a balloting process.

The solar systems include advanced components such as solar plates, inverters, batteries, and other accessories for home use. Initially, priority will be given to protected consumers, with plans to gradually extend the program to other residents of Punjab.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for the Punjab Roshan Gharana Scheme 2024, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Pakistani citizen.
  2. Possess a valid CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card).
  3. Own the property or have authorization from the property owner for solar panel installation.

Online Registration Process:

  1. Visit the Official Website: Access the designated website provided by the government or visit any Bank of Punjab branch.
  2. Fill out the Application Form: Log in to your account and accurately complete the application form. Alternatively, fill out the form at a Bank of Punjab branch.
  3. Submit Application: Review the provided information for accuracy and submit the application online or at the branch.
  4. Application Review: Await review by the relevant authorities, understanding that this process may take some time.
  5. Approval and Installation: Receive notification of your application status and, upon approval, proceed with installation.

Required Documents:

  • Scanned copy of CNIC (applicant’s)
  • Property ownership documents or authorization letters
  • Recent electricity bills.