Solar to power thousands of off-grid homes in north Pakistan

February 18, 2015 9:47 AM

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province plans to supply solar power to 5,800 off-grid households in 200 villages, promoting clean energy amid conventional electricity shortages.

The provincial government has earmarked 400 million rupees ($3.94 million) for the nine-month solar project, which will equip up to 29 households in each village.

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