Germans to invest in building of solar power plants in Southeastern Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 3
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
German investors will participate in several projects to build solar power plants in Iranian Southeastern province of Kerman, an official said.
Ali Shams Ardekani, member of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, has said that the German investors selected two sites to build the solar power plants in Kerman, IRNA news agency reported Dec. 2.
Ardekani said that a group of German investors who have the experience of building solar power plants in China and Germany have decided to construct three mini power plants in Mahan and Rain cities in the province.
He further added that the group is also studying a project to build another power plant with the capacity of 1,000 megawatts in Rain city.
The official expressed hope that the project for building power plant in Mahan city will be launched in the first week of February.
Earlier on November 30 Iranian media reported that the country's Energy efficiency Organization (IEEO) has granted several German companies with permissions to build a number of solar power plants with the capacity of producing 1260 megawatt of electricity in the country.
In February, Homayoun Haeri, the managing director of TAVANIR (Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company) also 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 of electricity annually. Iranians consumed about 219 billion kilowatt hour of power over the last Iranian fiscal year corresponding to 2014.