This study delineates a 1000 Megawatt (MW) very
large scale Photovoltaic (PV) system designed in three
phases, from which 100 MW has functional and the remaining two
phases of 300MW, 600 MW has yet to be functional at Quaid-eAzam solar park (QSP) in Cholistan desert near Bahawalpur City of
Pakistan. This study describes the opportunities and risks in the
construction of solar PV plant (QSP), which is constructed through
public-private partnership (3P).This study uses the case study as a part
of research methodology. Firstly it explains about 3Ps, their various
types and necessity. Secondly, explores the critical factors in the
construction of QSP PV Plant through PESTLE (political, economic,
social, technological, legal, environmental) analysis. Thirdly outlines
the effect of RE projects on the socioeconomic status of the periphery
which is ignored in previous studies. The recommendations will guide
the policymakers how they can embed social acceptance in RE
1-Bilal Anwar: Department of Management Sciences, Bahria University Lahore Campus, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Imran Ashraf: Department of International Relations, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3-Aftab Alam: PhD. Scholar, Department of Political Science,Punjab University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Solar energy, Public-Private Partnerships, China Pakistan economic corridor, Quaid-e-Azam Solar Photovoltaic Park, Critical factors.