Iran builds solar power plant
Iran starts building a solar power plant in Hamadan.
Germany’s ‘Planet In Green’ has been chosen for the 100 MW Solar Plant.
Germany will invest $2.9 billion in Hamedan over a 10-year period and each year, solar panels and other facilities which use solar power (including power plants).
Planet In Green has signed 20 year power purchase agreement with the Iranian renewable energy organization.
The company has reported that it has already started site preparation for the project, and construction is expected to begin later this year.
Planet in Green also reported that it plans to set up additional solar power projects, but with much lower installed capacities of around 10-20 MW.
Last year, an unnamed German company was reported to have struck a deal with the Iranian government to set up 1.25 GW of solar capacity.
Under the deal, 500 MW of solar projects will be built in Tehran province
- including 150 MW in Kahrizak
- 200 MW in Varamin
- and 150 MW in Malard
- Additionally, 750 MW of projects will be constructed in the central Isfahan and north-western Tabriz regions.
5 GW by 2020
This deal is a part of Iranian’s government goal to install 5 GW of renewable capacity by 2020. The implementation of 500 MW of wind energy capacity and 100 MW of biomass projects has already started.
- A consortium of Iranian, Indian, and South Korean companies aims to set up an energy park in the Khuzestan province in a $10 billion project consisting of 1 GW of solar power capacity
- Also, German companies are expected to begin building wind farms in Iran next year.
More green power in Iran
Earlier this year, Iran reported that the country has built its first mobile small-size power plant that can meet the power consumption of a town with 5,000 residents. The power plant is meant for critical situations, such as in areas hit by natural disasters, as well as in remote settlements.
The mobile plant can tolerate earthquakes as strong as 7.5 on the Richter scale.
And in a relevant development earlier this month, Iran and the German equipment manufacturer, Siemens, reached an agreement to build a new power plant in northern Tehran.
CSP in Iran
Since 2009, Iran’s first CSP Solar Power Plant is providing the country with green energy. The Shiraz plant is similar with the plant in Spain which reflects light to a central tower. It’s a small CSP plant. Only 250KW, enough power for about 200 families.
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