The state of health of education says a lot about a nation. Unfortunately, even after 69 years of its inception, the literacy rate of Pakistan is far from satisfactory. According to the Economic Survey of Pakistan, 74% of the urban population of Pakistan meets the primary criteria for being ‘literate’ while only 49% of the rural population can be regarded as ‘literate’.
These statistics only give a quantitative analysis of education system of Pakistan. In truth, the quality of education being imparted at low-funded educational institutes presents a much more alarming and dire situation. While there are a number of reasons for the poor quality of education in Pakistan, lack of logistics is a major contributing factor towards this debacle.
Persistent load shedding in Pakistan has affected the vulnerable communities worst of all. Persistent and unannounced power outages have gravely altered the working and performance of schools, especially those which do not have a strong financial and logistical backing to make up for the damage caused by power blackouts. Since the electricity production at the national level is not enough to meet the demand, power should be decentralized across the consumers. As Pakistan receives, an abundance of sunlight throughout the year, generation of electricity through solar energy seems like a more feasible solution for the country’s tenacious energy crisis.
Identifying the potential of solar energy for the empowerment of educational institutes, Premier Energy initiated its “Illuminating Lives Program”. Through this program, Premier Energy made a pledge to provide solar solutions and LED Energy Efficient Lighting System at subsidized rates to 198 schools across Pakistan.
Keeping up with its mission to illuminate lives all across Pakistan, Premier Energy made its first installment of the solar power system at Joseph De Piro High School for Boys at Yohannabad Asif Town, Lahore. It is a missionary institute which offers free of cost education to the economically-deprived locals of Yohannabad. Before the installation of the solar system at Joseph De Piro, the school used to face severe electricity cuts and huge electricity bills, especially in summers. Disrupted supply of electricity affected the performance of students and administration alike.
On 13th February 2015, Premier Energy provided the school with a 10 kVA solar hybrid system on subsidized rates. The situation of electricity supply has improved tremendously ever since the installation of the solar hybrid system at the school.
Electricity generation through solar panels in Pakistan is becoming increasingly popular and Premier Energy has undertaken the task to provide sustainable lighting solutions to residential, commercial and industrial sectors of Pakistan. Along with that, Premier Energy wants to spread its turnkey solar solutions to educational sector as power cuts are hampering the educational sector from making tangible progress. With its state-of-the-art solar solutions embedded with long-lasting solar charge controller, Premier Energy is set to brighten up the education sector of Pakistan by providing alternative energy solutions to educational institutes at subsidized rates.