German firm to build solar power plant in southwestern Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: German firm, Green 3000, has signed a memorandum of understanding for building a 10 megawatt solar (photovoltaic) power plant in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz.
Mohsen Erfaq, an official with Ahvaz Power Authority, said after implementing the first phase of the project, grounds would be provided for building a 100MW power plant by the German company, Tasnim news agency reported Oct. 14.
The establishment of solar and wind power plants for generating renewable energy can attract foreign investment and meet needs of both households and industrial units to electricity, he added.
Andreas Renker, managing director of Green 3000, said for his part that boosting economic ties between Germany and Iran is an important goal of his company.
Iran's Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Management Company's managing director Homayoun Hayeri said on Oct. 6 that although Iran is generating electricity by its fossil fuel power plant, but Energy Ministry policy is willing to use renewable energy.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Germany's Minister of Niedersachsen state for Economic, Labour and Transport, Olaf Lies.
The German minister, for his part, said that his country has very useful experience in the field of renewable energies and is ready to transfer know-how to Iran.
Edited by CN