Population earns over $300K from solar energy in Iranian province
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 8
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
From the beginning of this Iranian year (started March 21, 2018), the population of Iran’s South Khorasan province has earned 12.6 billion rials (about $301,000) by producing solar energy, Executive Director of Iran’s South Khorasan Electricity Distribution Company Mohammad Ebrahim Shoraka said, Trend reports via Young Journalists Club (YJC).
He said that 155 solar power plants in South Khorasan province produce 1,365 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
He noted 148 power plants have the potential to produce less than 20 kilowatt-hours of electricity and 7 power plants have the potential to produce 20-100 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
“Solar power plants of the province have produced 1.313 million kilowatt-hours of electricity since the beginning of the year,” he said.
He noted that about $3.3 million rials (about $78) were paid for one kilowatt-hour of electricity produced at the plants for two months. Each family that has solar panels earns an average of 7.5 million rials (about $178) per month, he said.