Iran commissions solar power plant in Hamadan province

Oil&Gas Materials 21 January 2020 20:40 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 21

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

A 7-MW solar power plant has been commissioned in Kabudar Ahang county of Iran’s western Hamadan province, Iranian Deputy Minister of Energy and Chairman of the Organization of Renewable Energy and Electricity Consumption Mohammad Sadeghzadeh said.

Sadeghzadeh made the remark at the ceremony of commissioning the solar power plant in Hamadan province, Trend reports on Jan. 21 referring to the Iranian Energy Ministry’s website.

“The private companies invested 700 billion rials (about $16.6 million) in the construction of the solar power plant,” the deputy minister said. “The annual production of the solar power plant, built on an area covering 14 hectares, will reach 11.5 gigawatt hours.”

“Three million liters of water and approximately four million cubic meters of fossil fuel will be saved annually thanks to this solar power plant,” Sadeghzadeh added. “Moreover, the emission of 9,590 tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere will be eliminated.”

Some 107 people were provided with jobs at the solar power plant.

The total production of alternative energy stations in Hamadan province has reached 48.6 megawatt hours per day.