Iran to Mount 550k Rooftop Solar Units by 2025

  March 29, 2022   News ID 6378
Iran to Mount 550k Rooftop Solar Units by 2025
The Iranian Energy Ministry announced that it is planning to install a total number of 550,000 rooftop solar units as part of its push to develop the renewable energy capacity in the country.

"The government hopes the number of rooftop solar units in the country will increase to over 100,000 in the calendar year to March 2023," Deputy Energy Minister Mahmoud Kamani said on Monday.

He pointed out that the rooftop panels considered for installation across Iran will have a maximum electricity generation capacity of 5 kilowatts per hour.

"More than 6,000 units had already been installed in Iran through a government program that grants 10-year loans and other incentives to the applicants," Kamani added.

He underlined that a focus of the rooftop solar project in Iran will be on poorer households to enable them to receive a monthly income from supplying their electricity to the national power grid.

Iran is a leading global producer of electricity but its renewables sector currently accounts for less than one percent of a power generation capacity of 86 gigawatts (GW).

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi's government program for expansion of rooftop solar will increase the renewable capacity in the country by 2.75 GW.

That comes as the government has announced broader plans for expansion of renewables by 10 GW until 2025.

In a relevnt development in January, Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian said that the government will allocate 30 trillion rials (over $115 million) to the sector in the calendar year to March 2023.

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