Hamedan Province Pioneer in So­lar En­ergy Pro­duc­tion

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

HAMEDAN (IRNA) There are 218 hectares of lands ded­i­cated to so­lar power plants in Hamedan to turn Iran’s mid­west­ern province into a pioneer in pro­duc­ing elec­tric­ity via clean so­lar en­ergy, said Deputy of Nat­u­ral Re­sources and Wa­ter­shed Man­age­ment of Hamedan Province.

The province’s suit­able sun an­gle and its 200 an­nual sunshine days have made it a suit­able place for so­lar power plants, said Reza Al­vandi.

The province has pro­vided the in­vestors with fi­nan­cial fa­cil­i­ties and ex­emp­tions like post­pon­ing the rent col­lec­tion af­ter the uti­liza­tion of the power plants, Al­vandi said.

He added that 20 ap­pli­ca­tions for con­struct­ing power plants have been re­ceived so far, to half of which ap­pro­pri­ate lands have been given.

Aus­trian in­vestor Ger­ald Sherer whose com­pany is en­gaged in the Ira­nian so­lar power plant pro­jects, said that Hamedan Province has great po­ten­tials for a safe in­vest­ment in build­ing so­lar power plants.

Mean­time, Hamedan Pro­vin­cial Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Eco­nomic Af­fairs and Fi­nance Nasser Mah­moudi stressed that a so­lar panel man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany is be­ing con­structed by a Ger­man in­vestor, mak­ing Iran need­less of im­ports.

Each megawatts of a so­lar plant needs an in­vest­ment of equal to one mil­lion eu­roes and 1-1.5 hectares of lands, said Mo­ham­madMe­hdi Shahidi Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Hamedan Province Power Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany.

Shahidi added that cur­rently there are two so­lar power plants be­ing built in Hamedan Provicne’s south­ern city of Tuy­serkan, each with the ca­pac­ity of 30 megawatts.

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