In order to development of renewable energies power plants in Iran, the first utility-scale PV power plant in Khaf county, Khorasan Razavi province has been connected to the grid, according to Bargh News.
The plant, established on a 10.5-hectares area at a total cost of €2.5 million (IRR 350 billion) with capacity of 5MW, Bargh News reports.
The plant opening was attended by the deputy minister of energy, Mohammad Sadeghzadeh.
Producing more than 8GWh electric energy, this plant will conserve fossil fuel by amount of 2.82 million cubic meter. In addition, it conserves 2,186 cubic meter of water and also prevents of emission of 6,856 tons of greenhouse gases.
This project has created 200 direct and indirect jobs during plant construction. Also 20 people will be working in plant after commissioning.
According to Bargh News report, currently there are 11 utility-scale PV power plants in Khorasan Razavi province with total installed capacity of 43.65MW. Also there are 761 operational small-scale roof-top photovoltaic plants with total capacity of 6,487KW.