TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s capacity for renewable power production reached 825 megawatts, according to the data released by Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization.
The data also showed that the figure is expected to almost double as other projects are under construction with a total capacity of 821 MW, reported Fars News Agency.
The Energy Ministry’s latest data indicate that Iran has produced over 4.88 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from renewable sources since the focus was shifted from fossil fuels to green energies in mid-2009.
This amount of clean energy produced during July 2009 to early July 2020 has cut consumption by 1.386 billion cubic meters of fossil fuels.
It has also saved 1.08 billion liters of water and prevented the waste of 455 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in the national grid.
Moreover, harnessing clean energy in the past 10 years has helped the country curtail the emission of nearly 3.32 million tons of greenhouse gases.
Renewable projects are gaining popularity in Iran; with more than 300 sunny days throughout the year, Iran has a huge potential to expand solar energy infrastructures and attract foreign investments.
Iran’s Ministry of Energy announced that the 115 renewable power plants active in the country are currently generating 760 megawatts of electricity a year, adding that 32 new plants are under construction as well.
Iran’s Ministry of Energy announced on Saturday that the country is currently generating around one percent of its electricity, some 760 megawatts a year, from renewable sources, including from wind, solar, small hydro, recycled heat and biomass.
The Ministry’s added that a total of 115 renewable power plants were active across Iran as of July 2019, adding that construction was ongoing for another 32 plants to supply an extra 380 megawatts of renewables to the national power grid.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews