Teheran, August 28 - Neftegaz.RU. Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian inaugurated the country’s largest wind farm in the northwestern province of Qazvin on August 27.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the minister noted that wind farms account for over 45 % of the country’s total 650MW of renewable capacity.
The 61.4-megawatts wind farm was built in a year using the world’s latest technology and knowledge and the cost of implementing the project was €86 million. The farm is comprised of 18 turbines each of which will generate 4.3 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
Last week, Head of Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (known as SATBA) said that the capacity of generating electricity from renewable resources in Iran will reach 1100 MW by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019).
Overall, in the next 5 years, Iran is aiming for a 5,000 MW increase in renewable capacity to meet growing domestic demand and expand its presence in the regional electricity market.