Pakistan cricket board ( PCB) is planning to convert National cricket stadium Karachi into the country’s first solar powered sports stadium. It will be the first green cricket stadium of Pakistan and Karachi is lucky to have it.
ASad Ullah khan, owner of solar energy company, have already visited the National Stadium and proposed some of the ideas for solar panel roof to PCB management.
This will be the Asia’s 2nd solar powered stadium, before that only UAE installed solar panels successfully which are already providing enough energy to fulfil the requirements of different stadiums in region.
Asad Said, while talking to media
Solar energy is becoming a reliable source of power and Dubai Cricket Stadium is using solar technology to fulfill its electricity needs. Dubai stadium’s floodlights also use the green source of power.
There is 40,000sq/m space is available on the rooftop of national stadium and if the solar panels are installed in that area it will provide about 1.5 MW of electricity.
He further added
If PCB approves this project, it will take 18 months to install solar panels at the stadium’s rooftop. The total cost of project could be around Rs. 700 million.
It’s worth mentioning that the total budget suggest by Asad is less than the budget which Najam sethi proposed to set the resolve the Pakistan-India dispute.
National Cricket stadium Karachi is under rehabilitation work, which will be completed in February 2019.
Around 11 sports stadium around the world using sun a a source of power, out of which 8 are for Football and rest others are cricket Stadium.