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Iran installs over 20,000 solar water heaters

Deputy oil minister says that solar power could replace fossil fuels

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Iran's oil ministry has mounted solar collectors in 50 of its buildings.
Iran's oil ministry has mounted solar collectors in 50 of its buildings.

Iran has installed 20,000 solar water-heaters in different parts of the country to save money and reduce consumption of fossil fuels, the Iran Daily has reports.

“We have mounted and launched more than 20,000 solar water-heaters in the different parts of the country,” Deputy Oil Minister Hamdollah Mohammadnejad was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Mohammadnejad, who is also head of board of directors of Iran’s Fuel Optimization Organization, said that the oil ministry has started saving energy by mounting solar collectors in 50 of its tall buildings.

The minister stressed that with Iran’s abundant supply of solar energy, he believes that the country could replace fossil fuels.

Iranian researchers have recently introduced a number of methods for increasing the efficiency of quantum dots-based solar cells that are used in solar energy consumption, the paper says.

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