TEHRAN, Iran, Jan. 31
Iran has launched ten solar power plants in Qazvin Province with a production capacity of a 5-kilowatt hour, said the Director-General of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation Mehr Ali Haghgoyan, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Solar panels are installed at villages in Qazvin to produce revenues. Each panel costs between 670 million rial (about $159,000) to 900 million rial (about $21,400). The foundation will provide 140 million rials (about $3,333) for each panel and bank loans cover the rest of the costs," he said.
"The foundation is working on the installation of 40 more solar panels that will be operated by the celebration of Islamic Revolution victory (February1-11)," he explained.
The Iranian government is seeking to expand renewable energy to reduce water and fuel consumption in process of making electricity and be more eco-friendly.