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How Much Does it Cost to Install A Solar System in Pakistan

by | Aug 5, 2022 | Knowledge Base | 0 comments

Solar energy systems are becoming increasingly popular in Pakistan, but before you install one on your residential or commercial property, it is a good idea to have a rough estimate of the solar system prices in Pakistan.

The price of a solar system depends on multiple factors, such as the system type, the structure, the equipment, and so on. This can create confusion for many people who are new to the world of solar energy. However, to make things Sympl for you, we’ve shared the average prices of some of the most common solar systems in Pakistan. So, whether you want to install a residential solar system in Lahore, or a commercial solar system in Islamabad (or literally any other city in Pakistan) we’ve got you covered!

Important Tip: Before you choose a solar partner, please beware of solar solutions that sound too good to be true, because they usually are. Suppliers who guarantee systems at significantly lower prices than the market often use low-quality products, older technology, panels with low efficiencies, and provide no warranties or after-sales support for your system.

In this article, we will cover the average solar system price in Pakistan based on multiple factors. You can find:

1. Average Cost of Solar Systems in Pakistan

2. Solar System Price in Pakistan by System Type

 3. Solar System Price in Pakistan by Units Consumed

4. Solar System Price in Pakistan by Monthly Bill

5. Solar System Price in Pakistan by Appliances

6. Solar System Price in Pakistan by Structure

7. Solar System Financing in Pakistan

Average Cost of Solar Systems in Pakistan

As mentioned earlier, the price of installing a solar system in Pakistan can vary based on many factors. Below, we’ve shared some ballpark figures which will help you get started so you know what to expect when your solar hunt begins.

Low-end solar system price (5 kW)$4,500
Average price of a solar system in Pakistan$8,450
High-end solar system price (20 kW)$12,400

The average solar energy user pays around $8,450 for their solar system installation in Pakistan. The smallest system which is usually available in the market costs approximately $4,500 and the price can go up to $12,400 for a bigger system.

Solar System Price in Pakistan by System Type

Please keep in mind that the prices of solar energy systems in Pakistan change quite frequently owing to many economical factors. Therefore, if you want an accurate and up-to-date price quote for your desired system, please feel free to reach out to us!

On-Grid Solar System Price in Pakistan

System SizeSolar System Price in Pakistan
5 kW On-Grid Solar Energy System in Pakistan$4,500
10 kW On-Grid Solar Energy System in Pakistan$8,100
15 kW On-Grid Solar Energy System in Pakistan$11,000
20 kW On-Grid Solar Energy System in Pakistan$12,400

The average price of installing an on-grid system on your property, be it residential, commercial, or agricultural, is between $8,100. The idea behind an on-grid system is to secure yourself from ever-rising electricity rates of grid electricity by reducing your dependency on the national grid for your energy needs. An on-grid system reduces your electricity bills by eliminating your use of grid electricity. To learn more about how an on-grid system works, read our guide on net metering.

Usually, the smallest on-grid solar system offered by solar companies in Pakistan is for 5 kW, which will cost anywhere around $4,500. As we go further up the system size, the price increases too. On the higher end of the spectrum, a 20 kW on-grid solar system in Pakistan would cost around $12,400.

Solar System Price in Pakistan by Units Consumed

The number of electricity units you consume monthly is probably the most important factor in deciding the price of your solar system. It is also the best judge of the solar system size that you will require to fulfill your energy needs. To learn more, read our article on how many solar panels you will require to meet your monthly electricity requirements.

Monthly Unit ConsumptionSolar System Price in Pakistan
500 – 600 units$4,500
750 – 900 units$5,500
1100 – 1200 units$8,100
1700 – 1800 units$11,000
2300 – 2400 units$12,400
3400 – 3600 units$17,800

If you aren’t sure how many electricity units your house or business consumes every month, the easiest way to check for it is to have a look at your electricity bill. You will likely find a section that mentions the “units” you have consumed over the past 12 months.

Solar System Price in Pakistan by Monthly Bill

Another good measure to estimate the price of your desired solar energy system is by your monthly electricity bill. However, please keep in mind that because of the volatile nature of electricity rates and government taxes in Pakistan, it is best to rely on your unit consumption rather than the total monthly bill.

Monthly Electricity BillSolar System Price in Pakistan
Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 15,000$4,500
Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 20,000$5,500
Rs. 20,000 – Rs. 30,000$5,500
Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 50,000$11,000
Rs. 50,000 – Rs. 65,000$12,400

Please note that there can be multiple factors affecting your total monthly electricity bills, such as adjustments, corrections, and payables from previous months. Therefore, if you have any confusion regarding what it would cost for you to switch to solar, feel free to contact one of our solar experts for a completely free quote based on your electricity requirements.

Solar System Price in Pakistan by Appliances

Another way to estimate the price of your solar system is by the number and type of appliances you wish to run on solar energy. However, this is simply a broad guideline and the price of your solar system can increase or decrease depending on factors such as the number of hours you run these appliances and the power consumption specification of your appliances. For some of the most commonly used appliances in households and businesses in Pakistan, we have shared the prices below.

FansLightsInverter ACs (1.5 ton)FridgeLED TVWater Pump / Washing Machine / Iron
$4,5006101110 / 1 / 1
$8,10010153120 / 1 / 1
$11,00020304231 / 1 / 1
$12,40025355542 / 2 / 1

Using the above table, you can get a good starting figure on what prices to expect for your solar system. For instance, for a 5 marla single floor house in Pakistan, a solar system might cost around $4,500. Whereas, for a household or businesses with multiple heavy appliances, such as a house built on 2 kanal, a solar system might cost up to $12,400.

Solar System Price in Pakistan by Structure

Prices of solar systems also vary based on the structure the solar panels are installed on. Usually, a standard ground-mounted structure is the cheapest option. However, it is not the only option. Solar panels are often installed on customized elevated beam structures, sometimes because of spatial limitations, and sometimes for reasons such as saving roof space and utilizing the space under the panels for other purposes.

Solar System Size in PakistanStandard StructureCustomized Structure
5 kW Solar System$4,500$4,800
10 kW Solar System$8,100$8,700
15 kW Solar System$11,000$11,700
20 kW Solar System$12,400$13,300

Solar System Financing in Pakistan

With Sympl Energy, installing a solar system in Pakistan is as easy as it gets. If you’re short on cash and worried about the finances, we provide our customers the option to pay for their solar system through bank financing. This way, you can install a solar system today, and pay later in easy installments. So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re in Islamabad, Lahore, or any other city in Pakistan, we are ready to help you beat the electricity bills once and for all!