The Public Relations Office of SATBA reported: the first 5 megawatt solar power plant of Khorasan Razavi province, located in Ali Abad village and Khaf city, with the investment of 350 billion Rials by the private sector investor in a land with 11 Hectare area is operated and ready to operate. According to the reports: All the phases of designing, implementing and operating of this solar power plant has been done by Iranian engineers and the power plant can annually provide the national electricity grid with more than 10 GWh electricity.
This report also notes that the blessing of wind and sun at Khaf region has made it a special place in renewable energy industry in the west of Asia. The wind passageway of Nashtifan and the 120 day historical winds of Sistan Province and the sun radiation with more than 1900 kWh on m2 has changed Khaf into a special occasion for investment on solar and wind power plants and also exportation of renewable electricity to the Eastern neighbor countries of Iran.
According to the report, Khorasan Razavi province has more than 760 solar rooftops in one of the leading provinces for the development of the renewable industry in the country.