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. 

  • 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...
  • Solar Power for Nomads in South Khorasan
    South Khorasan governor says 10,000 solar panels will be distributed among nomads in the province. “South Khorasan nomads are a productive and influential community in the provincial economy. We...
  • Iran’s Energy Subsidy Policy Is Dysfunctional; Clean Energy a Far Cry
    Given the highly contentious policy of subsidizing fossil fuels, clean energy will not get the voice and space it deserves, a board member of Iran Renewable Energy Association (IrREA) said. “...
  • Iran: Renewable Energy Is the Solution
    Gas-powered power plants generate over 80% of Iran’s electricity and if there are problems with natural gas supplies to these units there will be power outages. This issue can and should be...
  • Solar Rooftops Will Augment Income of Deprived Families
    A total of 2,000 rooftop photovoltaic panels, each with a capacity of 5 kilowatts, will be set up for underprivileged families in North Khorasan Province by the end of the next fiscal (March 2021...
  • Tehran Solar Power in Expansion Mode
    Two solar power plants in Rey and Damavand counties of Tehran Province were inaugurated Tuesday. A 12.7 megawatt solar power plant in Shahr-e-Rey City in the south and an 8.4 MW photovoltaic power...
  • Hamedan Expanding Green Energy Footprint
    A new photovoltaic power station in Hamedan Province was synchronized with the national power grid on Thursday.  
  • Manjil Wind Power Making Its Mark
    Electricity generated in Manjil wind farm in Gilan Province (with an installed capacity of 90 megawatts), surged 80% in 2019 compared to the year before, head of the provincial power company said...
  • Capacity of Renewable Power Ignored
    Iran has enough potential to produce higher amounts of electricity from renewable sources while the current power output from it is less than 1,000 MW, vice president of Iran Electrical Industry...
  • Slow But Steady Transition to Clean Energy
    Producing clean energy has helped reduce greenhouse gases by as much as 3,000 tons over the past eight months. Renewable energy sources in Iran (solar and wind power plants) generated over 350...
  • Renewables Can Help Curb Gas Consumption in Iran
    Renewable energy can lower demand for natural gas by diversifying energy supplies, a consultant to the Energy Ministry’s Niroo Research Institute said. “With more renewables less gas will be...
  • South Khorasan Solar Energy Expanding
    A 10 megawatt photovoltaic power plant built by GEP (a South African solar power developer) in the town of Khusf, South Khorasan Province was synchronized with the national power grid on Saturday,...
  • Renewable Power Expansion Behind Schedule: Satba
    According to the sixth Five Year Economic Development Plan (2017-22), renewable energy should comprise 5% of the total power capacity; however, this share is hardly 1% indicating that expansion of...
  • 50 MW Wind Farm in NW Comes on Stream
    A 50 megawatt wind farm in Aqkand City, Mianeh County, East Azarbaijan Province, was launched Wednesday. Aqkand wind farm can generate 175,000 megawatt-hours of electricity a year, enough to meet...
  • Solar Power for Rural Folks, Nomads
    In line with the expansion of renewable electricity, 20,000 small solar power installations will be set up to supply electricity to 20,000 rural and nomad families. Domestic companies manufacture...
  • Renewables 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...
  • Green Energy Helping Cut Gas Consumption, Greenhouse Gases
    Renewable energy sources in Iran generated over 4.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity since 2009.  
  • Qom Clean Energy Projects Need a Push
    Projects costing $20 million have been undertaken in Qom Province in the last 12 months, deputy minister of energy said Wednesday. “As the number of industrial towns is on the rise in the province...
  • Worldwide Renewable Capacity Set for 50% Growth
    Renewable power capacity is forecast to increase by 50% between 2019 and 2024, the International Energy Agency said Monday.  
  • New Incentives for Using Domestic Solar Panels
    Solar power generated by using domestically-made solar panels is purchased at higher prices, spokesman of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba) said. The guaranteed...
  • Renewable Energy Development Unsatisfactory
    Globally Iran ranks 14th in access to technical and scientific knowledge for generating renewable energy, but has no impressive role when it comes to producing clean energy, head of the 4th Iran...
  • Solar Power for Iranian Nomads
    A project has been launched to supply power to 25,000 nomad families via portable solar power generators, director of rural electrification affairs at Iran Power Generation, Distribution and...
  • Big Increase in Renewable Power Purchase Prices
    The guaranteed purchase price paid by the government for renewable power generated by private companies has, on average, increased by 65%. A new directive to raise tariffs (for the private sector...
  • Iran: Catching Up With Global Energy Transition
    The world is going through tectonic change in the energy sector and the renewables revolution is compelling the energy industry to evolve, managing director of the Oil Industries Engineering and...
  • Bleak Prospects for Renewables in Iran
    As long as electricity prices (generated with the help of fossil fuels) are not modified, plans to expand renewable energies will not materialize. The government reportedly plans to raise the...

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