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. 

  • Solar Water Heating Improves in Rural Kohgiluyeh-Boyerahmad
    In the past Iranian calendar year (March 2020-2021), 476 solar water heaters were installed gratis in Kohgiluyeh-Boyerahmad rural areas not linked to the gas grid, director general of the...
  • Green Energy Helps Save Water
    Close to 1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity was generated from alternative energy sources in the last fiscal that ended on March 20. This volume of clean energy helped reduce emission of 720,...
  • The Energy Ministry is planning to promote renewable energy for mining cryptocurrencies.
  • Isfahan Expanding Solar Energy
    Construction of a 10 megawatt solar farm in Barzak City, Kashan County in Isfahan Province began on Sunday in the presence of the deputy energy minister, Homayoun Haeri.  
  • Green Growth Is Nowhere, Thanks to Subsidized Energy
    Consuming unlimited volumes of oil derivatives and gas for heating and not converting it to value added products means wasting national resources and imposing a heavy burden on future generations,...
  • Iran: Renewables in Expansion Mode
    Fifty-five million dollars was allocated for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba) in this Persian calendar year (March 2020-2021) and will be doubled next year to $102...
  • Fossil Fuel: A Thing of the Past
    Fossil fuel is on its way out. Most countries, even oil-rich states are slowly but steadily shifting to green power as they grapple with the scale and scope of ecological disasters (climate change...
  • Clean Energy Capacity Expanding in 3 Regions
    An estimated 140,700 kilowatt hours of electricity was produced by solar power plants in Kohgiluyeh-Boyerahmad Province in southwest Iran in the first eight months of the current calendar year to...
  • Building Solar Power Plants in Desert Areas Not Feasible
    Iran is located in an arid and semi-arid region with over 300 sunny days in many parts that makes it suitable for harnessing solar energy. However, according to the deputy energy minister,...
  • Renewables Gain Momentum
    Production of renewable energy in Iran has surpassed 5.47 billion kilowatt hours since 2009. If this volume was produced by thermal plants that consume gas as feedstock, more than 1.55 billion...
  • 5th Iran Renewable Energy Confab Slated for Dec. 16
    The 5th (online) Iran Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (Iran REC 2020) will be held virtually on December 16. Iran Renewable Energy Association is organizing the event in collaboration...
  • Construction of Biggest Solar Farm Underway in Fars Province
    Construction of Iran’s largest solar farm has begun in the north of Fars Province, the governor said. “The project is being carried out by Merat International Group in cooperation with foreign...
  • Largest Solar Panel Plant in Ardabil Nearing Completion
    The largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Iran will be launched in Ardabil Province early next year (starts March 2021), the governor said Thursday. “Built by a private company, the factory...
  • 10 MW Solar Farm for County in Yazd
    Construction of a 10 megawatt solar farm in Bafq County, Yazd Province, will start soon. To be built on 20 hectares in the central dry region, Ghadir Solar Power Plant is expected to come online...
  • Use of Rooftop PV Panels Growing in S. Khorasan
    In the next two years, 7,500 five-kilowatt rooftop photovoltaic panels will be installed for households in South Khorasan Province. The eastern province has great potential to produce clean energy...
  • Yazd, Alborz Expand Solar Footprint
    Construction of a solar section of Yazd Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plant started Saturday. Upon completion the plant will have generation capacity of 467 megawatts, the Energy Ministry...
  • South Khorasan, Lorestan Bet on Solar Farms
    To make optimum use of the open space in holy shrines and associated property in South Khorasan Province, installation of 22 small-scale solar power farms has long been on the agenda and 12 are...
  • Renewables Shows the Way
    Putting a gradual end to fossil-fuel based sources from the energy mix and replacing it with renewables is the demand of wisdom, a lecturer at Sharif University of Technology said. “Not only does...
  • Fars Increases Share of Green Energy
    To help boost renewables, close to 33 megawatts of electricity was added to green energy production, managing director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (aka Satba) announced...
  • Solar Power Helping Nomads
    By the end of next Iranian year (March 2022), the number of nomadic households using solar energy will double, head of Nomads Affairs Organization of Iran said. Now “25,000 nomad households have...
  • Iran: 25% of Power Output in 2019 From Renewables
    Almost 25% of the electricity produced in the last fiscal (ended in March) was generated from renewable sources (steam, water, nuclear, wind and solar), chief executive officer of Iran’s Thermal...
  • Iran Adding Green Energy Capacity
    Installed capacity of renewable energy in Iran had a 4-fold increase in the past five years. In 2015, the capacity of new energy sources was 200 megawatts. It reached 800 MW in 2019, the Energy...
  • Solar Manufacturing Picks Up in Yazd
    A solar power plant in Yazd Province will come online by the end of summer, managing director of Yazd Regional Electricity Company said. “The 10 megawatt farm will increase solar power output in...
  • Green Energy Gets a Shot in the Arm From Majlis
    The Majlis has passed a law stating that 25% of the value added tax on the electricity bills should go for promoting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba), director...
  • Renewable Sector Facing Risks From Unforeseen Quarters
    The International Energy Agency has predicted that the world will add 1,200 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2024, a 50% increase on what’s in place now. That would see renewables’ share of global...

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