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Advantages, Challenges of Renewables Outlined

Close to 1.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity have been generated in the country from renewable sources since June 2009, saving as much as 531 million cubic meters of fossil fuels
Advantages, Challenges of Renewables OutlinedAdvantages, Challenges of Renewables Outlined

Saving water, creating sustainable jobs, curbing air pollution and minimizing fossil fuel consumption are the most important economic and environmental advantages of harnessing renewable energies.
Akbar Adibfar, an official at MAPNA Group, an energy and engineering conglomerate,  made the statement while addressing a panel on "Renewable Energy: Opportunities and Challenges" at the Fifth International Conference and Exhibition on Solar Energy held in Tehran University on August 18-21(ICESE-2018), IRNA reported.
"Unlike thermal and combined-cycle power plants, renewable stations use much less water," he said, stressing that the country's solar and wind power plants save as much as 250,000 cubic meters of water daily.
Close to 1.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity have been generated in the country from renewable sources since June 2009.

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