Iran installs 300-kW solar panels in Kordestan Province

Oil&Gas Materials 13 February 2019 17:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 13

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

So far, 300 kilowatt (kW) solar panels have been installed in various offices and apartments in Iran’s Kordestan Province, Hiva Lahonian, Executive Director of Iran's Power Generation and Distribution Company (Tavanir), told IRNA, Trend reports.

According to Lahonian, some of the panels have been installed in government offices and the offices of the energy company, as well as in apartments and schools, and have been connected to Iran's electricity grid.

"The Iranian government announced in 2015 that government agencies should provide 20 percent of the electricity needed by them with alternative renewable energy sources, especially solar panels," she said.

Noting that there is limited interest in installing solar panels in the Kordestan Province, the company official said that she hopes the remaining government agencies will take steps to start utilizing solar panels.

As to the use of wind energy in the province, Lahonian added that research has been carried out in this direction.

"However, a final agreement with the Iranian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization on the installation of wind turbines has not been reached," he said.

Iran's Kordestan Province Power Generation and Distribution Company has 637,500 subscribers.