Intl. renewable energy exhibition to kick off on Feb. 21

February 20, 2018

TEHRAN – Tehran is going to be hosting the 10th International Exhibition of Renewable Energy and Energy Saving on February 21-24, ISNA reported.

As the country’s most important event in this area, the exhibition is going to host numerous exhibitors both domestic and from foreign countries at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

On January 30, Iranian deputy energy minister put the country’s current solar and wind farms capacity at 400 megawatts (MW) saying that the figure will increase to 1.4 gigawatts (GW) in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2018-March 2019).

Homayoon Haeri said: “At the moment, Iran’s power capacity is 80,000 MW and renewables have the potential to make up at least 20,000 MG of this number”.

The official noted that the country plans to add 1,000 megawatts (MW) or 1 gigawatt (GW) of new renewable power capacity every year over the next five years.

According to Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian, the country plans to generate 7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.


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