Minister of Energy said 100 megawatts...

Minister of Energy said 100 megawatts of renewable energy are entered by end of the year which 70 MW will be solar energy. Hamid Chinchian added in the Third International Conference by pointing that solar energy is a milestone in 2016: We hope with the cooperation of industrialists, academics and private sector investors the installed capacity of solar power plants increase.
Energy Minister pointed out that till 2030 should be at least 7000 MW of renewable power into the circuit, added: Government for supporting of producers and private investors considers purchasing power guaranteed, tender and announced all electricity distribution companies to attract private sector investors. Chin Chian pointed out that by the end of 2017, the price of purchasing renewable electricity, will not appeal and added: If prices change at least a year before we will announce till those who want to transfer their capital to another place soon to decide
Energy Minister said: to support domestic producers, including equipment manufacturers have considered incentives and for those who use domestic technology, 30% of the purchase price of electricity increases.
He said according to the power industry Protection which was approved in the house last year, all utilities except electricity consumers in rural the number will be determined in the electricity bill which this Figure will cost for rural power development and guaranteed purchase of electricity.
 Energy Minister said with the backing of the law to pay to producers of renewable electricity will not have a problem.
Chinchian added, of course, the price will be determined on the basis of Article 61 of the bylaws power consumption in which the three components of fuel prices, the cost of energy conversion and environmental costs are taken into account and according to this point ministry of energy department announced the new price guaranteed purchase of electricity.
He went on about the benefits of using renewable energy such as solar energy, said most solar energy production occurs when the maximum power consumption (peak summer) and this issue is extremely important in economic.
Chinchian added, using of solar energy, makes the cost of investment flexible For example, the investor can fund from one kilowatt to several megawatts of solar energy using and another advantages of using this energy is fitness of production and consumption.
He pointed independent of fuel and promoting solar energy due to solar radiation in most part of the country is another advantage of using solar energy.

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Iran’s Sixth Development Plan also provided for the installation of 500 MW of new solar capacity by 2018. Iran’s climate is diverse, and many of its regions are arid. Because the south, northwest and southeast regions receive around 300 days of sun per year, they are uniquely suited for solar energy. The Iranian government has prioritized the central region in particular due to its climate and proximity to the national power grid.

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