Solar energy plants to be built in Azerbaijan

The amount of energy generated through alternative ways will meet the level of energy produced in a similar way in developed countries in Azerbaijan in the next 8-10 years.

The remarks came from Ecology and Natural Resources Minister of Azerbaijan Huseyngulu Bagirov. Several years ago the Ministry drew a map on use of wind power in Azerbaijan, the minister said.

“This map was created based on meteorological data collected over time,” the minister added. “The map of solar radiation has also been developed.”

"All these data were presented to alternative energy agency at the Industry and Energy Ministry. The strategy of alternative energy development was created on the basis of these maps," said Bagirov.

The minister said that work is under way in Azerbaijan to design and build solar power plants, the minister noted.