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. 

  • Small Solar Power Plants Open in Isfahan, Alborz
    The fifth solar power plant in Isfahan Province, with 1 megawatt capacity has been connected to the national power grid. Located in Shahreza County, the new photovoltaic station is built by a...
  • Yazd Playing Leading Role in Solar Power Output
    Solar power production in central Yazd Province will reach 100 megawatts by the end of this fiscal year in March, managing director of Yazd Regional Electricity Company said. “There are seven...
  • Remote Regions in Lorestan Benefit From Green Energy
    Electricity demand in 12 remote towns in Khorramabad and Aligudarz counties in Lorestan Province is being met fully with the help of small-scale photovoltaic (PV) power stations, head of provincial...
  • PV Station for Khorasan Razavi Province
    A 5 megawatt photovoltaic power station was connected to the national power grid in Khorasan Razavi Province. Built over 11 hectares in the deprived border town Khaf, it is the 11th solar farm in...
  • A Long Way Ahead
    The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization—a subsidiary of the Energy Ministry also known as Satba—was founded to help promote green energy but has failed in its mission, said an...
  • Another Solar Power Plant Operational in Kerman
    A new 10-megawatt solar power plant in Baft County, Kerman Province, has now been connected to the national electricity grid. Established over 20 hectares of land in Baft, which has one of the...
  • Zanjan Solar Power Plant Hooked to National Grid
    The 7-megawatt solar power plant in Abhar City, Zanjan Province, has been connected to the national power grid.  
  • Iran Encouraging Renewables Export
    The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba), affiliated to the Energy Ministry, has taken measures to encourage investors to export renewable energy, the head of the...
  • Renewables Viable in Summer
    When thermal and combined-cycle power plants cannot meet the high electricity demand during the peak hours of summer when the temperature and consumption both shoot up, renewables can help generate...
  • Renewables Helping Cut Carbon Emissions in Iran
    The gradual expansion of renewable energy since 2009 has allowed Iran to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 2.24 million tons. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is among the major...
  • 11m People Work for Global Renewable Sector
    An estimated 11 million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018, according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).  
  • Renewable Progress Slow in Iran
    Iran has taken baby steps in expanding renewable energy and its development requires changing the economic policies and creating a lively market so that it can compete with polluting fossil fuels,...
  • Iran's Solar Power Expansion in Kerman
    A new solar power station in the southeastern Kerman Province has been connected to the national power grid. Built over two hectares in Qaleh Ganj County, it is the eighth solar farm in the desert...
  • Iran Gov’t Pushing Clean Energy Agenda
    The government is preparing a plan of action based on which solar power generated by private companies and households will be sold without state interference, a deputy energy minister said Tuesday...
  • Green Power Supply to 650 Ardabil Households
    A 1000-kilowatt solar power plant became operational in the northwestern Ardabil Province on Thursday, the head of provincial regional electricity company said.  
  • 10 MW Solar Power Plant Opens in Iran's Fars Province
    A 10 megawatt solar power plant opened in Abadeh County in southern Fars Province on Sunday. A private sector initiative, the plant is one of the largest of its kind in the south and cost $3.5...
  • Solar Power Evolving in Iran's Kerman
    An estimated 1,690 five megawatt photovoltaic power stations will become operational next month in Kerman Province, the deputy manager of the provincial Electric Power Distribution Company said. "...
  • Iran Needs to Capture Solar Power
    Solar energy generates electricity for household consumption at lower prices, significantly reduces toxic gases and helps farmers with their excess products, says Davoud Fadaei, a member of the...
  • Iran Renewable Projects Looking for a Quick Fix
    Delays in paying private contractors have grounded many clean energy projects, a member of the Iran Renewable Energy Association (IrREA) said on Sunday.   "Most private companies have not been...
  • Semnan Power Company Promoting Solar Systems
    Semnan Province Electric Power Distribution Company will set up 100 small-scale solar power systems for rural homes in the next calendar year (starts March 21), the managing director said Saturday...
  • Loans for Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems in Rural Households
    The Majlis Joint Commission, a parliamentary body responsible for reviewing the budget bill, on Saturday approved the $500 million government-proposed funding for expanding rooftop photovoltaic...
  • Iran: Switching to Renewables is the Demand of Wisdom
    Renewable energy is the most cost-effective compared to all other traditional sources to generate power, head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba) said Wednesday. "The...
  • Austrian Support for Green Power Expansion in Iran
    Iran has taken noticeable steps in recent years to develop its green energy sector and has the potential to emerge as a regional Green energy hub. Austrian Ambassador to Iran Stefan Scholz made...
  • Competitiveness Can Drive Renewable Energy Sector
    To help promote competition, those who build green power stations are not obliged to use locally-produced parts and equipment.  Mohammad Sadeqzadeh, head of the Renewable Energy Organization of...
  • Iran's Renewable Energy Potential Remains Untapped
    Iran has all it needs to tap into clean energy but despite scientific studies and steps taken in this regard, the real improvement potential has not been effectively exploited, said the secretary...

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