Solar Energy to Illumine 400 Villages in Pakistan

Mithi, Pakistan [The News – International] The country’s 400 villages, 300 of them in Balochistan and 100 in Sindh, would be electrified through solar energy … Asian Development Bank has defended the project on solar energy in the Planning Commission of Pakistan but the funding is being done by the government of Pakistan. … A recent article in SciDev.Net, a prestigious scientific Web paper, quoted two German research reports as saying that deserts in the Middle East and North Africa could generate vast quantities of electricity to sell to Europe.