Iran’s alternative renewable energy potential reaches 680 mW
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
As of now, the alternative renewable energy plants built in Iran can produce 680 megawatts of electricity, Trend reports referring to the website of the Ministry of Energy of Iran.
Up to 98 megawatt stations working on alternative renewable energy have so far been installed in Iran, with 445-megawatt alternative renewable energy stations being currently under construction.
“Alternative renewable energy stations provide 63,680 people with jobs,” according to the ministry.
Non-governmental investment in this sector has reached 101 trillion rials (around $2.4 million).
Around 42 percent of the alternative renewable energy stations in Iran work with solar power, with wind power standing at 41 percent, small hydroelectric power plants at 13 percent, biomass at 2 percent, and water heat recycling making up the remaining 2 percent.
From July 2009 to December 20, 2018, around 2.751 billion kilowatts per hour of electricity was produced by alternative renewable energy stations, and 605 million liters of water was saved.
Due to the production of such volumes of electricity via alternative renewable energy resources, fossil fuel consumption has been reduced by 781 million cubic meters.