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Iran embraces private sector renewables

Renewable energy organisation boosts private sector role in generation

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Iran looks to private sector for renewable future. (Getty Images)
Iran looks to private sector for renewable future. (Getty Images)

The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) has announced it is planning to boost the private sector’s role by supporting investment in renewable energy, Fars News Agency has reported.

Yousef Armodeli, head of SUNA, said: “The Renewable Energy Organisation’s goal in the fifth development plan is to construct 5,000 megawatts of renewable energy power plants through the private sector.” He also added that the organisation had already signed deals with private sector companies for the construction of power plants, that would be capable of generating 1,000 megawatts through wind, solar and biomass sources.

According to the report, feasibility studies into the exploitation of geothermal, tidal and biomass resources, in addition to the nation’s existing 87 wind turbines, which collectively generate 180KW of electricity a year, with 36 more turbines planned in the near future.
 

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