Iran’s largest solar power plant gets off the ground

March 10, 2016 - 0:0

TEHRAN —Iran’s largest solar power plant, with a generation capacity of one megawatt, has been successfully connected to the national grid, the executive director of the project, Davoud Mohammadi said.

“392 solar panels are used in this power plant which stretches over 1.6 hectares of land in the proximity of the central city of Arak in Markazi province,” Mohammadi said.

“The plant which is now considered as Iran’s biggest solar power plant is our first solar project on the scale of megawatt,” Mohammadi told Tasnim news agency.

The project got underway less than a year ago, he said, adding that minimizing pollutants, protecting the environment, and setting the scene for the programs and plans of the same kind to gain strength in the country are of the primary purposes of this project.

Mohammadi highlighted that the power plant will be officially inaugurated in the near future.