Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the world's first solar-gas combined cycle power plant in the central city of Yazd on Monday, Fars News Agency reported.
The 480MW power plant has been launched during a president's one-day visit to Yazd, where he also attended the inaugural ceremony of Ghadir-e Iranian Steel Production Plant in the city of Ardakan.
The combined cycle power plant, located in Northwestern Yazd, is among the largest power plants in Iran and is the first of a kind in the world.
Iran has recently taken a giant stride towards generating electricity at the national level through the inauguration of different kinds of power plants.
Iran's first solar power plant was inaugurated in Shiraz in Southern part of the country late 2009.
"All the equipment for the power plant was manufactured using domestic materials and expertise", Director of the solar energy division of the Iranian Renewable Energies Organization Peyman Kanan announced at the time.