According to Mahmoud Kamani, Deputy Minister of Energy and head of Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organisation (SATBA), Iran is set to construct a new 1,000-MW solar array in Qazvin.
This initiative marks the beginning of a series of “Solar Parks” in the country and is expected to double the renewable energy output once fully operational. Kamani emphasized that solar energy and electric vehicles (EVs) are witnessing a surge in investments globally, and Iran aims to be part of the “green transition.”
He debunked misconceptions about high costs, stating that wind turbines and photovoltaic (PV) power plants are the most affordable sources of electricity worldwide.
Additionally, plans for constructing solar power plants up to 3 MW in other cities were unveiled, with electricity generated to be sold to SATBA, offered on the green industrial electricity exchange board, or used for cryptocurrency mining.
The rate for purchasing renewable electricity has been finalized and will be announced soon by the Minister of Energy.