Hamedan Province eyes more megawatts of solar energy

Hamadan, Feb 3, IRNA - Iran will open four new solar power plants in the western Hamedan Province that will supply 28 megawatts of electricity to the local grid.

'28 million euros worth of foreign financing have been invested overall for the construction of these four plants,' Mohammad Mahdi Shahidi, managing director of Hamadan Power Distribution Company told IRNA on Sunday.

Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri is expected to inagurate the four solar power plants on Tuesday, bringing the total stations to 10.

The oficial added that a combined heat and power (CHP) plant will be inaugurated as well, adding that more than 11 megawatts of cogenerated electricity have been transferred to the provincial grid during the last two years.

Hamadan Power Distribution Company has been encouraging households to use 5kW solar generators which has resulted in the generation of 380 kilowatts of power supplied for home use, according to the official.

He expressed the hope that these generators could create nearly 600 kilowatts of power by the end of the year (March 21).

100% of all rural and urban households in Hamedan Province are connected to the grid.

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