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Know How To Apply For Punjab Free Solar Scheme 2024

Punjab Free Solar Scheme 2024

The Punjab Free Solar Scheme has been launched recently by the Punjab government. The aim of this scheme is to provide a free solar system to poor and deserving families from across Punjab. This scheme is designed by the Punjab government to reduce the financial burden on the vulnerable community. In recent country conditions, it has been seen that the increasing prices of electricity have greatly disturbed people, especially the poor and deserving families. Keeping this in mind, this scheme has been initiated by the Punjab Government to reduce the financial burden due to rising electricity prices by providing free solar systems to such households.

The thing to be understood here is that this scheme is not for all people; some eligibility criteria have been set by the Punjab government to benefit from the scheme. Those aspiring families who belong to Punjab and want to benefit from it will get to see the complete details in this article. After knowing which, if they meet the eligibility criteria, they can easily complete the registration and get the solar system.

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Punjab Free Solar Scheme 2024 New Updates

Key Features

A budget of 10 billion rupees has been allocated for this scheme launched by the Punjab government for vulnerable communities, which will provide free solar systems to 50,000 households. Getting a solar system will provide considerable relief to those households that are suffering due to rising electricity prices.

Punjab Free Solar Scheme Latest Updates

According to the latest updates released by the Punjab government, there is great news for families who want to get solar systems. The Punjab government has now decided to change the eligibility criteria for the free solar scheme to provide maximum relief to the vulnerable communities. According to the change made by the Punjab government in the eligibility criteria, now instead of those who use 100 units of electricity per month, families who use up to 200 units of electricity per month will also be able to get a free solar system. It should be remembered that at the time of the initiation of the scheme, the Punjab government had decided to give solar systems to 50,000 households consuming less than 100 units of electricity per month. But considering the recent situation, it has been decided to change it.

CategoryFunds Provision
Consumers using 200 unitsFree solar panels
Consumers using 200 to 500 unitsInterest-free loans
Consumers using more than 500 units75% govt contribution towards interest-free loans

Eligibility Criteria

Households aspiring to avail themselves of the Punjab free Solar Scheme need to meet the following eligibility criteria: Remember, these eligibility criteria are set by the government to identify people who are rightfully entitled to get a free solar system.

  • In order to benefit from the scheme, the applicant’s family must be from Punjab.
  • The person applying from the applicant’s family must have a valid Pakistani identity card.
  • To get a free solar system, the monthly income of the applicant household should be less than 50 thousand rupees.
  • No member of the family should be a government employee.
  • The applicant family should not be indebted to any bank.
  • The applicant’s household has not been involved in any illegal activity related to electricity theft.
  • The applicant household should not have had solar System before.

Required Documents

Here’s a list of the documents you’ll need to provide during the registration process:

  • Scanned copy of your CNIC.
  • Recent electricity bills.
  • Proof of monthly household income

Registration Process

Aspirants who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and have all the necessary documents for registration as mandated by the government can easily complete their registration. For which they have to send an SMS to 8800 by writing their identity card number and electricity bill reference number. Once the registration is completed through SMS, the details will be verified by the government, and the applicant will be informed about their eligibility and further steps.

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Verification Process

After completing the registration, the electricity consumption data of the families will be collected from WAPDA and sent to NTC for verification. NTC will send this data to the Punjab Information Technology Board after completing the verification. After which, solar systems will be provided by the district administration to those who meet the eligibility criteria.


The objective of the free solar scheme launched by the Punjab government is to promote renewable energy and reduce the heavy burden of electricity bills borne by vulnerable communities. This is the reason why the Punjab government has also changed the eligibility criteria for the solar scheme, considering the huge number of vulnerable communities. So the aspiring families who meet the eligibility criteria can now complete their registration by following the easy procedure provided in this article. Further, if any family wants to get any more information regarding this or has any queries regarding it, they can ask in the comment section.

By 8171Update

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