2016 – 2019 Report
Since 2016, 10 of Hidaya Trust’s facilities in Pakistan have been running on solar power, reducing electricity costs and ensuring smoother operations during frequent power outages.
In 2015, Hidaya finished installation of solar panels equaling over 60,000 kilowatts at 9 of Hidaya Trust’s offices in Pakistan, reducing electricity costs and ensuring smoother operations during frequent power outages.
Due to poor infrastructure and corruption, municipalities are failing to provide adequate power in poor areas of the world. A few years ago, Hidaya started the Green Energy project, in which we have experimented with wind and solar power at our office locations in Pakistan.
The latest efforts have been to help Hidaya Trust operations, our partner in Pakistan, become solar powered. Our teams there regularly experiences black outs for hours, sometimes daily. One may imagine how hard it is to run an infrastructure of 300 plus employees under such conditions. Offices being powered by the sun have greatly increased the efficiency in the Pakistan team’s productivity. This year, Hidaya was able to install solar panels at 2 of our partner offices in Pakistan.
In addition to running our own operations more smoothly, once we find a good practical and cost effective solution to the power problems, we will like to pass it on to the masses, insha’Allah.