Assignments & Duties of Iran Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA): Contributing to the stabilization and diversification of energy resources, development of capacities and minimization of long-term expenses associated with energy generation, preservation of environment and non- renewable energy resources of Iran through management of renewable resources of energy and management of new energies generation/ consumption development while focusing on maximized private sector participation.The above-mentioned assignments and duties will be realized through the following activities: 4Active participation in the establishment of the national energy plan and new energies strategy in Iran.4Active participation in the establishment and management of a secure market for generators of new energies in Iran.4Preparation of Atlas and feasibility study of different resources of new energies in Iran.4Establishment and protection of relations between domestic organizations and experts active in the field of new energies on the one hand and international organizations, experts and associations on the other.4Identification of international resources and endeavoring to attract and allocate such resources to generation/research activities in connection with new energies in Iran. 4Introducing technology development strategies in connection with new energies and determining research priorities associated with such energies in order to protect generation/research centers to wards the development of relevant technologies.4Tracing technological changes in connection with new energies and providing information on the outcome of such changes to the Iranian generation/research centers.4 Paving the way for transfer, attraction and export of technologies related to new energies and supporting relevant agencies in connection with utilization and commercialization of such energies.4Active participation in establishment of laws and standards to protect generation and R&D activities in connection with new energies, 4Educating and encouraging people to use new energies. It should be noted that other institutions like the Atomic Energy Organization, Ministry of Agricultural Crusade [jihad] and Fuel Consumption Optimization Organization have also made contributions in this respect. However, in order for optimum utilization and effective operation of renewable energies, the Islamic Consultative Assembly obligated the government, pursuant to Para (SH) of Note 12 of the 1383 Budget Law, to centralize all the activities relating to renewable energies in an institution within three months from the approval of the aforementioned law. Accordingly the High Administration Council notified its approval No 1901/178607 dated December 18,2004 regarding the centralization of all legal assignments and activities related to renewable energies in the Ministry of Energy, thus assigning the entire pertinent activities and resources to SUNA. In the middle of the year 1385  concurrent with structural changes introduced in the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry’s Renewable Energy Office was practically amalgamated with SUNA and all related colleagues and projects were also transferred to this organization. Moreover, since the beginning of the year 1386 [mid March 2007], the only project related to renewable energies which had been assigned to an institution other than SUNA (Binalood Wind Power Station Project-Tavanir Company), was resigned to this organization. By doing this, the responsibilities assumed by other authorities (including the Ministry of Agricultural crusade [Jihad], Ministry of Petroleum, Tavanir Company and Ministry of Energy’s Office) were vested upon SUNA who became the sole Iranian organization responsible for development to renewable energies. The capital or SUNA amounts to 100 million rials, divided into 1000shares of Rls.10000 each belonging to Tavanir company. SUNA’s Articles of Association is comprised of 29 articles and 6 notes with all its entrusted duties having been defined under the "subject of the company" therein. The latest changes in the Article of Association including changes of certain phrases and words in Para 3 of Article 13, Paras 7 and 8 of Article 13, Para 4 of Article 20 as well as replacement of Note 2 of Article 26 have all been approved by pertinent authorities as per approval No H30006T/12714 dated February 28, 2004.