Iran ready to export technology of alternative and renewable energy to other countries: head of Iranian Solar Energy Center

Iran ready to export technology of alternative and renewable energy to other countries: head of Iranian Solar Energy Center

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.1. / Trend D.Khatinoglu /

Iran is ready to share its experience in the technology of alternative and renewable sources of energy, particularly in the solar water heating equipment, with other countries. . 

Head of the Iranian Solar Energy Center, Asker Hazhisegti, expressed his concern about the increased production of fossil fuels saying that the public should be instructed about the culture of alternative and renewable energy sources (solar, biomass and wind) for electricity production.

"The importance of solar energy is great because currently the ozone layer is in bad condition. If the temperature rises by 2-3 degrees, it may result in unpleasant consequences," Hazhisegti told Trend .

Hazhisegti visited Azerbaijan within the Iranian delegation, to participate in the Eco-Energy conference in Baku.

According to Hazhisegti, one percent of the Iranian electricity fells on the solar and wind energy. The Shiraz solar power plant was parliament into operation in 2008. The government allowed private companies to build the second solar power plant with a production capacity of 1400 MW.

Hazhisegti mentioned the installation of photovoltaic cells that produce solar energy on roofs of houses and parking lots, and various parts of the buildings.

The factories Pular and Sarakhs (production of the Amico company) working on an industrial scale in the production of solar energy and providing services in this area, have begun to operate with the help of the Iranian Oil Ministry. These services are presented to customers at discounted prices, Hazhisegti added.

Hazhisegti said that by 2025 Iran would bring the share of alternative and renewable energy sources in electricity production to 3 percent.

"Iran could reduce the use of fossil fuels by 90 percent for a long period. In my opinion the wind and hydropower plant may provide 50 percent of the Iranian electricity demand and 40 percent -the solar power plant," Hazhisegti added.

Currently, 43 million square meters (26.3 percent of the country) comprises desert and there is 300 sunny weather days a year in Iran. Experts believe using solar energy, Iran can cover not only its own consumer demand, but also export it to some countries in the region.

Hazhisegti stated that Iran's technology of solar energy is of high level and the country is ready to export this technology to other countries.

Iran is the 5th country in the world following Spain, Germany, USA and India, which possesses the technology to build solar power plants (linear-parabolic).

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