Renewable Energy Resource Mapping in Pakistan

Project Details
Project leads: Anjum Ahmad and Oliver Knight
Primary government counterpart: Alternative Energy Development Board
Project ID: P146140
Scope and appointed consultants: Biomass mapping: Full Advantage, with SIMOSOL, VTT , PITCO and the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) as sub-contractors
Solar mapping: DLR, with CSP Services and PITCO as sub-contractors
Wind mapping: 3E, with DTU Wind and Sustainable Energy Services International (SESI) as sub-contractors


GIS layers for the key solar and wind mapping outputs as well as maps and posters can be downloaded from the Global Solar Atlas and the Global Wind Atlas. All geospatial outputs are also available for visualization via the Irena Global Atlas. The measurement data is published on the EnergyData platform and it is freely available for download. Other outputs are listed below by project component.

Biomass mapping:
Phase 3 outputs:
Biomass Atlas
GIS files (Land Use)
Final Report
Phase 2 outputs:
Implementation Report
Field Survey Data
Phase 1 outputs:
Phase 2 Implementation Plan
Inception Report
Scoping Phase Report carried out by the Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
Solar mapping:
Phase 3 outputs:
Phase 3 Training Workshop (PPT Presentation) 
Validated Solar Resource Assessment and Mapping (PPT presentation)
Measurement Campaign Summary (PPT presentation)
Maps and Posters
Final Model Validation Report
Phase 2 outputs:
Station Maintenance Visit Reports for the 9 installed sites across Pakistan (Zip file, 12MB)
Site Installation Reports for 9 sites where solar radiation measuring stations have been installed (Zip file, 8MB)
Site Evaluation Reports for 17 longlisted sites for solar radiation measuring stations (Zip file, 18MB)
Solar Radiation Measurement Data from the 9 installed sites across Pakistan
Phase 1 outputs:
GIS data
Solar Modeling Report
Wind mapping:
Phase 2 outputs:
Maintenance Visit Reports
Wind Measurement Data from the 12 masts installed across Pakistan
Phase 1 outputs:
Phase 2 Implementation Plan
GIS Data and LIB Files
Site Installation Report (for all wind masts)
Site Identification Report
Mesoscale Modeling Report


Feature story: Global Renewable Energy Mapping Program Gets Underway in Pakistan with First Solar Measurement Station


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