MOST universities in Pakistan have provided Internet facilities to their students and faculty members, but in some of them loadshedding hinders this facility. This happens because the central equipment providing the Internet facility to the users isn’t connected to an alternative source of power.
The problem can be resolved once and for all if these universities provide power to this central equipment through solar energy. It would require installation of a few solar panels and a battery or battery bank, bypassing Wapda or KESC.
During the day this equipment would run on sunlight while at night the batteries would take over. This way, the Internet facility would be available to the users 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
An investment will be required to install solar equipment, which isn’t a big bargain.
AZFAR A KHAN