According to the Director General of Intelligence and Supervision Office of SATBA, the first phase of the 4 MW solar power plant located in the Ghalehganj area of Kerman province was connected to the national electricity grid. The capacity of the power plant is 1 MW in an area of two hectares with a credit of 60 billion Rials by the private sector investment.
Mr. Ziari mentioned that the construction of this solar power plant has created direct and indirect jobs for around 104 people. The second phase of the project is expected to be operational within the next three months.
With the construction of this solar power plant, the total capacity of Kerman's renewable power plants has reached more than 44 MW. The 1 MW Ghalehganj power plant with the clean energy generation of 1633 MWh per year which leads to the reduction of 560 thousand cubic meters fossil fuels and it can prevent the release of 1371 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.