Iran Sees Significant Growth In Renewable Energy Generation In March

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According to the Iranian Energy Ministry, electricity generated from renewable sources has nearly doubled compared to February in March.


The figures released by the Ministry show that the Iranian renewable energy sector produced 121 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electric power in the calendar month to February 20. This is an increase of 98.4% over the previous month.

According to the figures, an increase in renewable energy production led to a decrease of 68,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and a reduction in 33 million cubic meters of natural gas used in Iran’s Thermal Power Plants in March.


The Ministry reported that the total renewables capacity in Iran had reached more than 1.038 gigawatts in the calendar months too late March.


The Iranian renewables sector relies primarily on solar, hydroelectric, and wind power plants to produce the bulk of its output.

This is despite the fact that renewables only account for a small part of Iran’s total electricity generation capacity, which was estimated at 90 GW by early 2023.

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