Iran generates over 3B kilowatt hours of renewable energy

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 27

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

Between the dates of June 22, 2009 - April 20, 2019, Iran generated 3.11 billion kilowatt hours of electricity from renewable sources, Trend reports referring to Iran's Energy Ministry.

Generating this amount of energy from renewable sources led to decrease of greenhouse gas exmissions by about 2.07 million tons.

Generating electricity from renewable sources also led to decrease in fossil consumption by 855 million cubic meters and allowed saving over 663 million liters of water.

Presently, 424 megawatt renewable energy plants are being built in Iran.

The production capacity of renewable energy plants in Iran has reached 706 megawatts.

So far, 100 renewable energy plants have been installed and 46 plants are being installed in Iran.

As a result of the plants’ operation, 43,300 people were employed.

The non-state investments of Iran to this sphere exceeded 123 trillion rials (about $2.92 billion).

Iran’s Ministry of Energy said that 43 percent of the electricity generated from renewable energy sources in Iran accounts for solar energy, 41 percent for wind, 13 percent for small hydroelectric power plants, 2 percent for thermal power plants and 1 percent for biomass.

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