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Czechs to participate in solar power project in Iran

Business Materials 14 November 2015 17:20 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14

By Umid Niayesh- Trend:

A company from the Czech Republic will participate in construction of a solar power plant in Iran's western Kermanshah province.

The private company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iran, Hedayat Hatami, an official with the Kermanshah Province governor's office said, without disclosing the company's name.

The solar power plant, with a capacity to generate 50 megawatts of electricity, will be built within 20 months, Hatami said, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Nov. 14.

He further said that some 70 million euros will be invested in the project.

Iran has the capacity to generate 40,000 megawatts of wind and solar energy, according to Houshang Falahatian, the Iranian deputy energy minister.

Based upon statistics from the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran, there is a potential for generating 30,000 megawatts of wind power and 10,000 megawatts of solar power in the country.

In February, Homayoun Haeri, the managing director of Iran Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR), said ten percent of Iran's electricity needs will be met by solar and wind power plants by 2022.

He added that Iranian solar and wind power plants will generate 12,000 MW annually.

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