Launch of Con­struc­tion of a New So­lar Power Plant in Mey­bod, Yazd

Tehran Times - - SCIENCE -

“Pasar­gad So­lar Projects Ltd.” Ger­man-Ira­nian Com­pany, in Col­lab­o­ra­tion with Kronos So­lar Projects GmbH, an in­ter­na­tional player in large-scale so­lar en­er­gies, an­nounces to­day the launch of the con­struc­tion of first phase of a new 100 MW so­lar power plant in Mey­bod.

The 10 MW power plant rep­re­sents the first phase of the over­all project in Mey­bod, with the sec­ond phase rep­re­sent­ing 90 MW, which will be co-lo­cated with the ini­tial first phase of project that has been de­vel­oped with Par­sia BDS, a Tehran-based busi­ness devel­op­ment com­pany.

The plant will be equipped with high-ef­fi­ciency pho­to­voltaic mod­ules which will in­clude con­cen­trat­ing pho­to­voltaic mod­ules with a tracker sys­tem fol­low­ing the sun’s path. Un­like com­monly used pho­to­voltaic pan­els, lenses on the pan­els con­cen­trate sun rays on high per­for­mance cells, hence op­ti­miz­ing the use of the so­lar re­source. The com­mis­sion­ing of the new plant is ex­pected by Q1 2018.

A project in line with Kronos’s strat­egy and mis­sion

The con­struc­tion of this new power plant is in line with Kronos’s ap­proach to make the most of lo­cal en­ergy re­sourc- es. The se­lected site, is lo­cated in an area with heavy pres­ence of man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties and it has the mis­sion to pro­vide clean en­ergy through­out the Mey­bod re­gion.

“Our aim is to use lo­cal com­pa­nies for both projects and cre­ate 1000s of new lo­cal jobs di­rectly and in­di­rectly in Mey­bod”, says Makan Yarandi, Manag­ing Direc­tor of Pasar­gad So­lar Projects.

Makan Yarandi con­tin­ues by say­ing “we cur­rently have a pipe­line of nearly 500 MW in Iran and this first project of 10 MW is full-eq­uity, while the sec­ond phase of the project (90 MW) is in the process of se­cur­ing fi­nanc­ing and we an­tic­i­pate to com­mence with con­struc­tion for the sec­ond phase by the end of 2018.

“Ac­cord­ing to the Iran’s 6th five-year devel­op­ment plan, Iran has had the green-light and the tar­get of gen­er­at­ing over 5,000 MW of re­new­able en­er­gies with 20 years power pur­chase agree­ment and many other ad­van­tages, the 10 MW So­lar Com­plex with an in­vest­ment of $12 mil­lion is a part of our ac­tiv­i­ties in the Iran’s re­new­able en­ergy mar­ket in line with at­tract­ing for­eign in­vest­ments” says Amir Es­lam­nezhad, Manag­ing Direc­tor at Par­sia Busi­ness Devel­op­ment So­lu­tions.

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