Pakistan’s parliament, the Majlis-e-Shoora (pictured), has become the first to be run entirely on solar power.
The Parliament House in Islamabad generates 80MW of energy, 62MW of which it uses itself and 18MW it exports to the National Grid.
The solar project was launched last year by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Sharif is expected formally to "switch on" the parliament’s solar system later this month.
The project is expected to save around $1m a year in bills.
The government has been issued a "net-metering" license by The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, the organisation responsible for regulating electricity in Pakistan. This mechanism helps to deliver surplus production of energy to the National Grid.
Image: Pakistan’s Parliament House (Waqas Usman/Wikimedia Commons)