Naveed Iqbal


Master of Business Administration Executive

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Year of Award


Project Type

MBA Executive Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access

Executive Summary

This study has the objective to access the feasibility of the 50 MW Solar Farm at Quad-e- Azam Solar Pai-k, situated in the Cholistan Desert and planned as the pilot project towards a 1 GW solar power development of the same site. The assumptions, results and conclusion of this study has been refined and confirmed during a site visit in January, 2014.

In light of the threefold global crisis mankind is facing currently - the energy crisis, the finance crisis and the environment/climate crisis - it is becoming more and more obvious that solar energy offers solutions to all of these huge challenges, offering a domestic, reliable, affordable and clean energy supply.

Initial solar studies conducted by the Government of Pakistan (GoP) through Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) and Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) have shown very encouraging results. Based on these studies GoP has offered private investors the opportunity to develop Independent Power Producer (IPP) companies for generating power through solar.

The AVELAR Energy, Switzerland intends to develop, own and operate a 50 MW solar project in Bahawalpur, Punjab. This study, deals with the 50 MW AVELAR Energy Project will serve the purpose for technical viability of the project by AVELAR Energy authorities regarding project implementation.

The Bahawalpur area has been selected for implementing the project on the basis of its strong solar irradiation regime, flat terrain and closeness to the National and local grid. The area has been extensively surveyed and is identified as having strong potential site for the proposed solar project.



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