Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Some 328 solar power stations were installed in the north of Iran’s south-eastern Kerman Province, Ahmad Ganjalikhani, deputy director for program issues of the North Kerman Electrical Power Distribution Company, told IRNA, Trend reports.
According to Ganjalikhani, the stations are capable of producing 61,600 kilowatts of electricity.
Ganjalikhani added that work in the field of alternative renewable energy is underway at present in northern Kerman with 357 billion rials (app. $8.5 million).
"The excess electricity generated via solar power is purchased from customers through an electricity contract. Some 286 contracts have been signed in 1439 kilowatts to date," he said.
Ganjalikhani added that the electricity purchased on the basis of 70 contracts has been added to the country's electricity grid and the electricity from 20 signees is also being connected.
"The power generated mainly by these stations is about 5 kilowatts, and every kilowatt hour of electricity is purchased for about 8,000 rials (app. $0.19)," he said.
Due to having sunny days for more than 300 days of the year, Iran's Kerman Province is considered to be one of a kind in terms of benefiting from solar energy.