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Renewables Expanding in Semnan Province

Renewables Expanding in Semnan ProvinceRenewables Expanding in Semnan Province

Construction of a 100-megawatt solar power plant started in Semnan on Wednesday.
Built on 15,000 hectares of land by the private sector, the first phase of Shahid Hamid Bakeri photovoltaic station with a capacity of 10 MW is expected to come online within a year and cost $7.7 million, the Energy Ministry news portal Paven reported.
Using solar energy is effective in reducing pollution and costs. Thermal power plants, which generate 80% of electricity in Iran, are seen as a major source of air pollution due to emission of greenhouse gasses. They are also costly.

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