According to renewable energy engineering firm, 8.2 Consultancy, the initial 100MW of the potential 1GW Quaid-e-Azam solar park in Punjab, Pakistan is under construction.
The firm provided a project update in a presentation at an Intersolar Europe conference session, ahead of the main exhibition opening this Wednesday.
The consultancy firm's Gerwin Dreesmann highlighted that the government-backed, mega-scale project was going ahead as planned.
Dreesmann noted the acute electricity shortages plaguing the country, with up to 50% of the time the country experiencing power cuts.
The project has benefited from government commitments and a need to demonstrate proactive strategies to tackle the energy shortage, to which PV provides the fastest solution, Dreesmann said.
He noted that the government support had also led to a new support road to the park being built to standards as good as in Germany and in a very short time. A local airport was also handling two flights a week to meet the power plant's needs, where no flights had previously existed.
The country was also said to be attractive for developers to support the expansion of the project as no import duties existed or local content rules. Grid lines have also been established to support the fast deployment of the project.