Iran Europe’s investment hub

According to a report by Monetary and Banking Research Institute in Tehran, Faryal Mostafa, the head of the TCCIM Investment and Consultancy Services  said: “despite the fact that Iran enjoys huge human and natural resources, it has not been able to attract enough foreign investment.”

Mostafa, who has an MS in Economics from the United Kingdom, added that Iran has faced problems in attracting foreign investment, especially after the Trump administration came to power, adding that Europe needs investment in Iran as it needs to diversify its investment destinations.

Banking on sunshine: World added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017

China leads with more than half of world's new solar capacity; global solar investment jumps 18 percent to $160.8 billion; cumulative renewable energy investment since 2004: $2.9 trillion

Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017.

The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other technology -- renewable, fossil fuel or nuclear.

Nanoscale coating enables solar cells to absorb 20 percent more sunlight

Trapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices. The coating, applied with a technique that could be incorporated into manufacturing, opens a new path for developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells with abundant, renewable and environmentally friendly materials.

Sustainable power generation plays a vital role in the regular business of the domestic industry

Reza Ardakaniyan said: "In the year when water resources are limited, the capacity of the country's hydroelectric power stations will be reduced, so we need to work with the leaders of the water and energy industry to spend this summer with the least tension in power generation."

18 water and sewage projecs came into operation in Mashhad

During the visit of the Minister of Energy to Khorasan Razavi province, while operating 18 water and wastewater projects in Mashhad, the operation began. Five sewage collection projects started in the city.

3,000 megawatts of new power plant, opening up to 40 large water and wastewater projects and increasing 2 times the capacity of renewable energy in the new year

Reza Ardakaniyan, Minister of Energy, pointing out that the ministry is responsible for water, electricity, collecting and treatment of sewage as well as renewable energy in the country, said: The complex has entered two hundred and 100 megawatts of power plants and new capacity last year. Which was 1,700 megawatts in the second half of last year and was related to the twelfth government.

Restart the second line of electricity transmission from Turkmenistan to Iran

The energy exchange between the two countries will reach 850 megawatts.

The minister also added that the third-line electricity transmission project from Iran, which has been implemented from Mashhad to Sarakhs but which has not yet been implemented from Turkmenistan from Sarakhs to Marw, has been implemented as soon as possible.

During the talks, it was decided to re-energize the second line of electricity transmission from Turkmenistan to Iran, which, unfortunately, has occurred in the last 6 months without electricity.

Iran absorbs $2.5bn in renewable energy sector in 5 years

In the last five years, $2.5 billion has been invested in the country’s renewable energy sector.

According to reports by the Ministry of Energy, 70 percent of the resources which amount to $1.75 billion have been funded by foreign investment and the remaining 30 percent amounting to $750 million from domestic investment.

By 2013, 165MW renewable power stations were established in Iran, with 131MW by public funds and 34MW by the private sector.

Ancient paper art, kirigami, poised to improve smart clothing

Scientists describe how kirigami has inspired its efforts to build malleable electronic circuits. Their innovation -- creating tiny sheets of strong yet bendable electronic materials made of select polymers and nanowires -- could lead to improvements in smart clothing, electronic skin and other applications that require pliable circuitry.

Like a yoga novice, electronic components don't stretch easily. But that's changing thanks to a variation of origami that involves cutting folded pieces of paper.

Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Working up a sweat from carrying a heavy load? That is when the textile works at its best. Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power, in cooperation with the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås and the research institute Swerea IVF. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes the more electricity it generates. The results are now published in the Nature Partner journal Flexible Electronics.

Obtaining energy from marine currents

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have developed procedures and designs to obtain energy from marine currents in areas of great depths optimizing the costs.

The 400-Hatef post will be operational in the spring of next year

The 400-to-63-kV substation will be put into operation in the spring of next year with a credit of 450 billion rials with the aim of increasing the stability of the network and the use of electricity for applicants and subscribers in the eastern provinces of Isfahan and increasing the reliability of electricity and electricity supply for industrial settlements and new applicants. Sustainable development,

Giant steps necessary to promote energy, tourism, industrial coop.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his meeting with the foreign ministers of Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan in Azeri capital Baku on Thursday said, “the four countries of Iran, Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan have high potentials and capabilities in the fields of energy, tourism, and industry.”

Effective steps should be taken in order to promote fields of cooperation in energy, tourism and industrial sectors, Zarif maintained.

Iran Likely to Join EEU in May: Russian Energy Minister

“The move to enter into a temporary agreement making for a free trade zone to be set up between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union, which is currently at an advanced stage, will obviously trigger further development of our bilateral trade and expansion of investment cooperation,” said Novak, who is also co-head of the Russian-Iranian intergovernmental commission, RT reported on Saturday.

Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei had earlier told the TASS news agency that works on a free-trade zone agreement between the sides that started in 2015 was close to completion.

Finland, Denmark, Sweden Sign Cooperation Document with Iran’s IDRO

“Finland, Denmark, and Sweden signed a MoU with IDRO of Iran to promote collaboration in the fields of oil & gas, high-tech, transportation, renewable energies, manager training, industrial renovation, steel, water, investment, and finance,” Keijo Norvanto tweeted on Sunday.

The memorandum of understanding was signed in Tehran on Sunday with Ali Araqchi, the head of IDRO’s International Affairs Department, Swedish Ambassador to Iran Helena Sangeland, Norvanto and Denmark’s Ambassador to Iran Danny Annan in attendance.

New dual-atom catalyst shows promise to yield clean energy by artificial photosynthesis

An international team of researchers has synthesized a dispersed catalyst featuring two atoms, yielding a stable and highly active platform that could facilitate solar water oxidation for the production and storage of clean energy, the team reports.

Looking for new solutions to more efficiently harvest and store solar energy, scientists from the U.S. and China have synthesized a new, dual-atom catalyst to serve as a platform for artificial photosynthesis, the team reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The 12th Specialized Monitoring and Troubleshooting Conference was held with the participation of professors and specialists in the field of industry and knowledge.

The conference was held with the goals of developing knowledge and technology based on state of the art, identification of various methods of troubleshooting and non-destructive testing and converting experiences in industrial and academic sectors.Ali Farhur, Shahid Rajaee Power Plant Director, delivered a speech focused on the issue of monitoring the situation, the executive arm of senior executives.

The purification of the most sustainable source of waste water

It is impossible to rely on state-owned construction resources to develop sewage projects.

In the current context, we need to focus on drinking and industrial and agricultural uses and try to maximize our productivity.

We have to drink drinking water from cities and large population centers, in any possible way, from sweetening seawater to underground resources, and this water becomes a sustainable supply after consumption.

Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds(Investment in greater storage, transmission capabilities needed)

The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science.

However, meeting 100 percent of electricity demand with only solar and wind energy would require storing several weeks' worth of electricity to compensate for the natural variability of these two resources, the researchers said.

Tehran's second emergency storage and distribution system was opened

The system, located in the Park-e-Shar, with a capacity of 100,000 liters, can provide 10,000 water for three days in critical and emergency conditions such as earthquakes that the urban water distribution network is having difficulty.

Getting the license to build the system took three years.Considering that 116 concrete water reservoirs in Tehran are located above the Enqelab street axis due to geographical conditions
  We need to create 374 emergency water supply systems in Tehran in order to prevent people from accessing water in earthquake conditions.