Construction is currently underway for 690 rooftop photovoltaic power stations in rural districts of Isfahan Province in Iran. The objective is to connect these stations to the national power grid within the next 10 months.
The project, led by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba), aims to contribute nearly 3 megawatts of green energy capacity to Iran’s existing 1 gigawatt.
Each panel has a capacity of 5 kilowatts, and the estimated cost of the project is $10 million. Funding for the initiative comes from a combination of government and private investments.
Mahmoud Kamani, Satba’s managing director, describes it as the largest small-scale solar power station project in Iran’s rural areas, which will improve the livelihoods of rural communities and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
The project is expected to create numerous jobs during the construction phase and establish permanent positions once the stations are operational.
This undertaking aligns with Iran’s broader plan to generate 5 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources by 2025, demonstrating the country’s commitment to sustainability and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
Isfahan, the province where the project is taking place, is a significant urban and cultural hub in central Iran, renowned for its historical and architectural landmarks, including the splendid Naqsh-e Jahan Square.