Reon Energy Limited on Monday announced completion of its 3.73MW captive solar power project for G&T Group in Karachi and Balochistan. The solar photovoltaic plant is the largest bi-facial PV rooftops in the country.
The 3.73MW photovoltaic project is expected to produce approximately 6,152MWh (megawatt hours) annually. The project is dispersed across several locations, including Gatron in Hub, Mustaqim Dyeing and Printing at SITE and Nooriabad and Novatex in Landhi.
The energy will be used on-site, reducing gas consumption and avoiding around 3780 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions during the plant life. Bi-facial solar modules applied at G&T can absorb sunlight from both faces — front and back — and have significantly improved energy production by up to 10%.
The project ensured strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols during execution. A total of 80 jobs were created for the locals during execution, officials said. Reon, a part of the Dawood Group, is Pakistan’s solar and storage solutions specialist with domain expertise in project development, financial advisory, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and asset performance management. The G&T Group is a family business conglomerate of Pakistan with its core business in the areas of packing, polyester and cotton textile.