24 July 2016
Tehran - Joint venture investment will be made for construction of solar power plnt in Northern Khorasan province. Executive works to build the solar power plants will start in the next three and four weeks.
Managing Director of North Khorasan Electricity Distribution Company Alireza Sabori said that a contract was signed to build the largest solar power plant in North Khorasan province.
Sabori said that the capacity of solar power plant is envisaged 30 megawatts and the contract was signed by Iran's Renewable Energy Organization.
He said that some 40 million euro will be spent to build the solar power plant.
Concerning development plan of solar power plants in the province, Sabori said that the Swiss investment company is to build up to 300 megawatts capacity solar power plants in the cities of Shirvan, Esfarayen, Boujnoord and Jajarm, which will be operational gradually.
Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian had already said that to decrease green house gases on earth and upon Iran's commitment, development of renewable energies is on Iran's agenda in the context of the sixth five-year economic, social and cultural development plan.