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Iran approves 7.3 billion USD foreign investments in renewable energies

Iranian government has opened the doors for foreign investments in renewable power plants, Financial Tribune daily reported on Saturday. Iran has commissioned a 7.3 billion U.S. dollars investments in an aim to diversify its energy mix that is dominated by oil and gas, the government’s Spokesperson Mohammad Bagher Nobakht was quoted as saying. The new … Continue reading Iran approves 7.3 billion USD foreign investments in renewable energies

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Iran building solar power plant in Persian Gulf

Iran has started the construction of a 10-megawatt solar power plant on Qeshm Island, the first photovoltaic power station on the Persian Gulf island, a media report said on Saturday. Hamidreza Momeni, Managing Director of Qeshm Free Trade Zone, said on the sidelines of the ceremony for the project that the plant will be built … Continue reading Iran building solar power plant in Persian Gulf

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Iran offers renewables investment incentives

Iran is offering foreign and private domestic companies tax incentives and long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) to encourage investment and development of renewable energy generation projects in the country. Speaking last week at the first Iran-European Union Business Forum on Sustainable Energy, the president of Iran’s Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran, … Continue reading Iran offers renewables investment incentives

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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 … Continue reading Iran launches wind farm with 22 wind turbines

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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems

Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades.   According … Continue reading Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems

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Wind energy in Iran: 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress

Iran unveiled plans for its first tender for utility-scale renewable energy projects last week. This announcement happened just before the 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave the keynote speech at the Energy Ministry in front of 500 people and pointed to the tremendous potential of one of the largest wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Iran: 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress

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Iran plans first tender to draw $12 billion renewable-energy investment

Iran is planning its first tender for utility-scale renewable-energy projects by year end as it begins a green power build out that could draw $12 billion of investment by the time it’s complete. The nation wants to install 5 gigawatts of renewable energy in the next five years and an additional 2.5 gigawatts by 2030, … Continue reading Iran plans first tender to draw $12 billion renewable-energy investment

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Vestas explores opportunities in Iran’s wind energy sector

Iran and Vestas energy company of Denmark have begun a fresh round of cooperation in wind energy industry. Iranian power industry and Denmak’s Vestas company have started collaboration by helping generate electricity from wind, transferring the knowhow of wind power plants and turbines, and integrating wind networks. Speaking during a workshop on ‘wind energy and the … Continue reading Vestas explores opportunities in Iran’s wind energy sector

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Iran to generate 1000 MW from new solar energy, wind power plants

Contracts to set up solar and wind power plants, generating 1000 megawatts of electricity, will be concluded by March 19, 2016 which marks the end of current Iranian calendar year, said Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian. According to Falahatian, the contracts are mostly negotiated with Iranian companies, among others, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran … Continue reading Iran to generate 1000 MW from new solar energy, wind power plants

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Iran signs German investment contract to launch wind farm using 30 wind turbines

Iran and a German investing company have signed a contract for launching a wind farm in the Arvand Free Zone in southwestern Iran. The wind farm is to give an annual output of 130 thousand MW/h electricity using 30 wind turbines, Esmail Zamani, CEO of Arvand Free Zone said, IRIB news agency reported August 22. … Continue reading Iran signs German investment contract to launch wind farm using 30 wind turbines

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Iran thirst for energy after nuke deal draws wind energy

Iran’s quest to rejuvenate its energy industry after decades of sanctions is attracting renewable energy developers eager to plant wind turbines on windy ridges across the country. Since 2012 the government has pushed renewables as an alternative to the fossil fuels that supply 94% of its electricity. Developers such as GI Umweltconsult and wind turbine … Continue reading Iran thirst for energy after nuke deal draws wind energy

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Iran has potential to generate 40,000 MW of solar power and wind energy

Iran has the potentiality to generate 40,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity from solar energy and wind power, according to Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian. There is potentiality to generate 30,000 MW of wind power and 10,000 MW of solar power in the country, the IRNA news agency quoted Falahatian as saying on Monday. He … Continue reading Iran has potential to generate 40,000 MW of solar power and wind energy

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Iran steps up wind energy with 80 wind turbines

The Renewable Energy Organization of Iran (SUNA) will buy 80 wind turbines this year for power generation, SUNA’s Iraj Hersini says. The southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province is the primary candidate site, with other places also being considered as likely locations for establishing a wind farm, he said. “Iran, due to its excellent geographical position, can benefit … Continue reading Iran steps up wind energy with 80 wind turbines

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Iran’s largest solar power plant to be operational in two years

Iran’s largest solar power plant is expected to be operational and linked to the national grid in the next two years, said Mehrdad Tabegar, an official of the company implementing the project. He said the Iranian photovoltaic power station is being constructed in Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan, according … Continue reading Iran’s largest solar power plant to be operational in two years

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Wind energy in Iran: Planning to Manufacture 250 Wind Turbines in 3 Years

Iran has indigenized the know-how for manufacturing wind turbines, and plans to build at least 250 units of two-MW wind turbines in the next three years.   Iran plans to manufacture 250 2-MW wind turbines in a three-year period, some of which will be used in the country and some others will be exported to … Continue reading Wind energy in Iran: Planning to Manufacture 250 Wind Turbines in 3 Years

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Solar energy and wind power to meet 10% of Iran’s energy needs

Some 10 percent of Iran’s need to electricity will be met by solar energy and wind power plants by Iranian calendar year 1400 (March 2021-March 2022), according to Homayoun Haeri, the managing director of the Iran Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR).   He added that solar and wind power plants will generate … Continue reading Solar energy and wind power to meet 10% of Iran’s energy needs

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Iran launches its biggest solar power plant

The solar power plant – that has been constructed in Kerman’s Zarand – has an annual production capacity of 390 megawatts (MW).   It comprises an 80 kilowatt power plant, 170 solar-powered light posts, 340 LED lamps, and a 4,000-meter cable network, reported the Persian-language newspaper Forsat-e Emrooz. Iran has already announced plans to add … Continue reading Iran launches its biggest solar power plant

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Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tadzhikistan and Iran: 4 GW of Solar Power Plants to be Built

In the next 5 years, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tadzhikistan and Iran will be in the spotlight of the largest international players of solar energy industry. On 16-17th of April 2015 Baku (Azerbaijan) will be hosting one of the key events in the field of solar energy – CISOLAR-2015 4th Inte.   According to the plans … Continue reading Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tadzhikistan and Iran: 4 GW of Solar Power Plants to be Built

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Iran plans to double renewable energy: plans to build wind energy and solar power plants with 3200 MW

Iran plans to double its renewable energy output, by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2015), according to an official with Iran’s power sector.   The country’s renewable power output is scheduled to reach 400 megawatts by the yearend; the Fars News Agency quoted Homayoun Haeri, the managing director of the Iran … Continue reading Iran plans to double renewable energy: plans to build wind energy and solar power plants with 3200 MW

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Wind power and solar energy generation in Iran is set to rise significantly

Wind power and solar energy generation in Iran is set to rise significantly, an Iranian energy official announced. “By the end of this year, the country’s wind power and solar energy production will double compared with that of last year’s,” Homayoun Haeri, managing director of Iran’s Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir) said. … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy generation in Iran is set to rise significantly

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