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Iran inaugurates wind/solar plant

First of its kind in country will pave the way for future projects

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New wind/solar plant for Iran will help country reach renewable quota. (Getty Images)
New wind/solar plant for Iran will help country reach renewable quota. (Getty Images)

The first wind/solar hybrid power plant in Iran has been commissioned in the Persian Gulf, helping the country grow its quota of renewable power generation.

The Kharg Island plant has a daily power generation capacity of 50 kilowatts, and was set up by domestic experts at a cost of $100,000, according to the Mehr News Agency. The country is planning to generate more than 5,000 megawatts of power from renewable resources by 2015, the country’s energy minister, Majid Namjou has announced, saying: “Iran is pursuing major strategic objectives in the renewable energies sector.”

Namjou also called for companies to invest in the country’s green energy projects, saying: “This cooperation will be beneficial for investors, and will also help to meet the objectives for developing new sources of energy.”

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