Iran plans to equip remote villages with renewable energy systems
Azerbaijan , Baku, March 31 / Trend, A.Yusifzade /
As a result of a lack of appropriate infrastructure and absence of economic transformation, roughly 1,785 remote villages with 10-20 households have no access to electricity in Iran, Moj News Agency quoted the consultant for rural electrification of Iran's state-run Power Supply and Distribution Company (TAVANIR) Vali Sharbiani as saying.
Sharbiani said that the Iranian Ministry of Energy plans to equip them with renewable energy systems to meet energy demand.
Roughly 160 Iranian remote villages have been supplied with electricity last Iranian year (March21, 2010-March 20, 2011) due to the Iranian government's program to ensure the entire country with electricity, Sharbiani added.
The systems are planned to be designed and constructed by Iranian consultants and engineers.
Having 300 days of sunshine, an average of 2,200 kilowatt-hours of solar radiation per square meter and virtually no rainfall for nine months of the year, Iran remains a vast untapped resource in terms of solar energy.
The Tavanir Company was established in 1979 to undertake the responsibility for development of electric power generation, transmission facilities and bulk of transmitted electricity with the Regional Electric Companies and Large industries.