KERMAN- Through inaugurating a solar farm with a generation capacity of 20 megawatts and also breaking the ground for another solar farm with 100 MW capacity Iran took a big step toward harnessing renewable energies.
Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian inaugurated 20-MW Mokran Solar Farm in Mahan County in the southeastern Kerman Province on Thursday.
Covering 44 hectares of land, the farm includes 76,912 solar panels, each having a generation capacity of 260 watts of electricity.
Jtaic plant in Mahan to generate at least 100 MW for domestic market and for exports by more than 150 employees”, Kuhnle further announced.
JCPOA to bring more European companies to Iran
Also, German Ambassador to Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold said implementation of JCPOA (Iran’s nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) will bring more successes like this one (Mokran Solar Farm) to Iran as it will bring more European companies to the country.
He expressed happiness over this project and said: “I am glad about this solar farm because it is some cooperation between Germany and Iran.”
“This project is an investment making for Iran’s technology and also for its future,” he underscored.
“We are determined to continue this way in Iran and hope that this project will be a symbol for other German projects in Iran,” he added.
Renewables to generate 2000 MW of electricity in Kerman
Kerman Governor General Alireza Razm-Hosseini, for his part, said: “We have planned for implementation of projects to generate 200 MW of electricity per year from renewable sources in the province to reach the total capacity of 2000 MW within 10 years.”
He also said a solar farm to be named “Sun City” is planned to be built in the province.
“We support investment making in renewable sector of the province”, he further noted.
The governor general also said that $2.5 billion foreign investment has been made in the province after implementation of JCPOA.