Solar Power Plants in Iran

Solar Power Plants in Iran

Keep up with the latest updates about development of solar power plants in Iran, foreign investments in Iran's renewables sector along with the opportunities and incentives for investments in the expanding sector. 

  • Renewables Help Iran Save 566 Million Liters of Water
    10/02/2018
    Close to 2.57 billion kilowatt hours of electricity was generated from alternative energy sources over nine years curbing both water and fossil fuel consumption. This volume of clean energy was...
  • Power, Water Projects Launched in Iran's Semnan Province
    09/29/2018
    Water and power projects in several towns in Semnan Province were inaugurated by Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian on Thursday. One of the projects was the first solar power plant in the village of...
  • Thermal Power Plants Now No More Viable in Iran
    09/27/2018
    In a water-stressed country like Iran generating electricity via thermal power plants which consume massive amounts of water cannot be a viable option anymore. Wetlands are vanishing, aquifers,...
  • Iran's power capacity stands at 80 GW, of which some 640 MW are produced by renewable sources.
    09/01/2018
    A 10-megawatt solar power plant was launched in Kharameh County, Fars Province, on Friday by a domestic firm, marking the southern province's first-ever solar venture. The photovoltaic project,...
  • Largest Wind Farm  Operational in Qazvin
    08/27/2018
    Iran’s largest wind farm, with a power generation capacity of 61.2 megawatts, was launched in Siyahpoosh region in Qazvin Province on Monday in a ceremony attended by Energy Minster Reza Ardakanian...
  • Germany Top Solar Panel Exporter to Iran
    08/27/2018
    Around 11,636 tons of solar panels worth more than $71.8 million were imported into Iran during the last Iranian year (March 2017-18), figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs...
  • Renewable Energy Capacity Set to Exceed 1 Gigawatt
    08/25/2018
    Iran’s total installed capacity of renewable energy production will surpass 1,000 megawatts, or 1 gigawatt, by the end of the current fiscal (March 2019), said the managing director of Renewable...
  • Advantages, Challenges of Renewables Outlined
    08/21/2018
    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...
  • Private Investors Get Green Light for Renewable Exports
    08/16/2018
    The Energy Ministry has called on the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization—a state-owned entity also known as Satba—to prepare the ground for private sector investment in and export...
  • Power Distribution Firms to Buy Renewable Output
    07/29/2018
    Power distribution companies guarantee the purchase of renewable electricity as representatives of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization, also known as Satba. Iran Power...
  • Initiatives to Increase Renewables in Yazd
    07/28/2018
    A 10-megawatt solar power plant was inaugurated in the city of Mehriz in Yazd Province in a ceremony attended by Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian. According to Ardakanian, the photovoltaic plant,...
  • Chinese Firm to Build Solar Plants in Qom
    07/26/2018
    Iran's Qom Province’s Governorate has signed a memorandum of understanding with an unnamed Chinese company on building solar power plants with a combined production capacity of 30 megawatts, the...
  • Iran Renewable Investments Will Likely Reach $4.7 Billion
    07/24/2018
    Private investments in the renewable sector are projected to reach 200 trillion rials ($4.7 billion) by the end of next fiscal year (March 20, 2020), the head of Renewable Energy and Energy...
  • Italian, Chinese Firms to Help  Expand Yazd Solar Capacity
    07/10/2018
    Iran has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italian and Chinese investors on building solar power plants with a combined capacity of 100 megawatts in the central province of Yazd. The...
  • Iran's Private Firms Invest $2.3b in Renewables
    07/07/2018
    Private companies invested 100 trillion rials ($2.38 billion) in the renewable power industry over the past two years, said the head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization, also...
  • Renewables Help Save Water,  Curb Greenhouse Emissions
    06/30/2018
    Close to 2.1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity have been generated from renewable sources since June 2009. According to ILNA, the generated power has helped the country save 474 million liters...
  • Renewable Power Plants' Dues Settled in Full
    06/21/2018
    The state-run Renewable Energy Organization of Iran, aka SUNA, settled roughly $23.6 million of unpaid dues for purchasing electricity from renewable power stations, the head of the organization...
  • With more than 300 sunny days, Iran has remarkable potentials to expand solar energy infrastructure.
    06/09/2018
    Iran has produced 2.72 billion kilowatts-hour from renewables in the past nine years, in its stable and steady bid to shift focus from fossil fuels to greener energies. According to data released...
  • Four solar plants, with a total capacity of 33.5 MW, have come on stream in Yazd Province.
    05/26/2018
    The central Yazd Province’s solar power production capacity financed by foreign investors is expected to reach 70 megawatts by the end of the current fiscal year (March 20, 2019), managing director...
  • With more than 300 sunny days throughout the year, Iran has huge potentials to expand solar energy infrastructure
    05/20/2018
    In line with efforts to use the country's maximum potential in harnessing renewables, 55 zones have been identified in the northern Mazandaran Province for developing solar power plants, a senior...
  • Sistan Floating Solar Power Plant Under Construction
    05/16/2018
    Operations to build a 7-megawatt floating solar farm in the southeastern city of Zehak, Sistan-Baluchestan Province, started on Monday.  Mandana Zanganeh, the head of the provincial department for...
  • Isfahan Building First Floating  Solar Farm
    04/12/2018
    The construction operation of Iran’s first floating solar farm in Shahid Mohammad Montazeri Power Plant in Isfahan Province started on Tuesday. The 1 megawatt floating photovoltaic farm is due to...
  • Low precipitation in the country has intensified efforts to find alternative methods of electricity generation.
    04/07/2018
    The Renewable Energy Organization of Iran (aka Satba) has reached an agreement with Tehran's power supply companies to assure individuals and the private sector of purchasing their solar...
  • Each household uses 2.5 kWh of electricity on average.
    03/07/2018
    Iranian government plans to prepare incentives and the ground to shore up solar energy generation from photovoltaic power stations to solar panels on rooftops to accelerate the shift from fossil...
  • Italian Firms Signs $100m Solar Plant Deal With Iran
    03/04/2018
    Italy’s Carlo Maresca on Saturday signed a $100-million contract with the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran to construct a solar power plant near Garmsar Special Economic...

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