Iran to increase capacity for generating solar energy by 70 MW
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 6
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
The Islamic Republic will increase its capacity for producing power from the renewable energy sources by 100 megawatts (MW) over the current Iranian year (started March 20).
Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said that 70 MW out of the total amount will be generated using solar energy technology, SHANA news agency reported.
He further called on the private sector to cooperate with the ministry in the issue of solar energy.
Iran has developed plans worth some $30 billion for developing its power infrastructure in the following five years, which include building power plants, repairing and upgrading current ones, as well as developing and making the power grid smart.
Iran’s total installed capacity of renewable energy production amounts to 240 MW which forms 0.32 percent of the total installed capacity for producing power in the country.
The country has increased its capacity for producing electricity from renewable energy resources by five MW since 20 March when the current Iranian year started.