Iran’s biggest Solar Power Plant Inaugurated

JNN 22 July 2011 : Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi has inaugurated Iran’s largest tracking solar power plant in northeast of the country.

The solar power plant, designed and built by native experts, went on stream in the holy city of Mashhad, situated 850 kilometers (530 miles) east of the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Thursday, IRNA reported.

The plant makes use of 216 solar panels, and is equipped with solar trackers that deliver the highest solar energy production. The power plant would produce enough electricity to power Khorasan province’s Regional Electric Company building.

According to the chief executive of Mashhad solar energy plant Qolam Reza Karamian, the plant is expected to generate 72,000 kilowatt hours of electrical power each year.

The plant aims to make optimum use of energies from natural resources to develop clean energy that help reduce pollution to the environment, and to stabilize the electricity supply in the region.

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