Iran launches wind farm with 22 wind turbines

Iran’s Energy Ministry inaugurated a 55-megawatt (MW) wind farm in town of Takestan in Qazvin province on Sunday, semi-official Fars news agency reported.


“Iranian MAPNA group of companies has invested over 92 million U.S. dollars for the project, and the wind farm will be able to supply 15 percent of Iran’s electricity,” an Iranian energy ministry official was quoted as saying.

Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said on Sunday that the wind farm has 22 turbines for generating electricity.

Qazvin has the capacity to produce 4,000 MW of electricity thanks to the wind and solar energies, according to the report.

Chitchian said earlier that his country has already approved three billion dollars for foreign investments in Iran’s renewable energies.