Two solar power plant projects in Ardabil province with capacities of 1.5 megawatt and 200 kilowatt were inaugurated on 3rd of September at the same time with the 18th week of #every_week_A_B_Iran campaign by the order of the Presiden Rouhani.
Public Relations and International Affairs Office of SATBA reports that 1.5 MW solar power plant project in Ardabil province was inaugurated this morning by the order of President Rouhani.
At the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Ardakanian referred to the statistics of renewable power plants constructed in this province and said: "6 MW renewable power plants with a total capacity of 4074 MW, including 3 solar power plants with a capacity of 3.7 MW, 2 wind power plants with a capacity of 1.32 MW, 1 hydropower plant with a capacity of 0.054 MW and also 33 small-scale solar rooftops with a total capacity of 220 kW have been built in Ardabil province.”
According to the report, 1.5 MW solar power plant project with an annual injection of 2449 megawatt hour of electricity into the national electricity grid will help to store about 0.85 million cubic meters of fuel equivalent to natural gas and prevent the emission of 2056 tons of carbon dioxide. Launching this solar power plant has created jobs for 45 people directly and indirectly during the construction and operation period. It is worth mentioning that construction of these power plants will save more than 655 cubic meters water consumption annually. Also the 200 kW solar power plant has created jobs for 25 people directly and indirectly. The cumulative annual generation of this power plant is equivalent to 326663 kilowatt hour of renewable electricity, which saves 0.11 million cubic meters of natural gas and 87.44 cubic meters of water annually. The power plant prevents the emission of 274.23 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
The President emphasized that the development of renewable power plants are very important in terms of environmental goals and stressed that the development of these power plants is on the government agenda.
The report adds that 132 renewable power plants (megawatt scale) with a total capacity of 831 megawatt have been put into operation and another 815 megawatt are under construction. 4038 solar power plants (kilowatt scale) and in the form of rooftop systems with a total capacity of 45702 kilowatt have been put into operation. It is worth mentioning that more than 725 megawatt of the total mentioned capacity has been implemented in the Rouhani government.