Renewable energy sources: All-in-one light-driven water splitting

In the light of global climate change, there is an urgent need to develop efficient ways of obtaining and storing power from renewable energy sources. The photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen fuel and oxygen provides a particularly attractive approach in this context. However, efficient implementation of this process, which mimics biological photosynthesis, is technically very challenging, since it involves a combination of processes that can interfere with each other.

Wind turbines: How much power can they provide?

Wind power is an important pillar in Germany's energy policy turnaround: According to the German government, the resource should cover 65 percent of German electricity needs by 2030, along with solar, hydropower and biomass. In a recent study, Dr. Christopher Jung and Dr. Dirk Schindler from the University of Freiburg show that it will be possible to cover 40 percent of the current electricity consumption with wind energy alone by the year 2030. The prerequisite is that the operators distribute the plants optimally on the German mainland.

Opening of electricity projects by The Electricity Co. of north of Kerman and The West Regional power Co.

Opening of electricity projects in northern province of Kerman

By exploiting these plans, the people of the northern province benefit from more than 12 regions.

84 projects of the power industry will be opened simultaneously this week in northern province, which has invested over 230 thousand 295 million riyals to implement these projects.

Opening of the first phase of Damavand Petrochemical Complex

The first phase of Damavand Petrochemical Plant includes a power plant with 12 turbines and steam unit, which has a capacity of 650 megawatts of electricity. In addition to setting up Damavand Petrochemical Power Plant and Steam, with the utilization of GIS facilities and power transmission substations, it is now possible to supply the needed electricity to the projects and petrochemical projects are being prepared. In the second phase of the Pars Special Area.

Iran to increase electricity production by March 2019

“With infrastructures provided and also activating potentials for generating extra 5,000 megawatts of electricity we will assuredly have no power outage in the next summer,” said Homayoun Ha’eri, the Iranian Deputy Energy Minister for Electricity and Energy.

The Iranian official made the remarks on Sunday at a meeting with the representative from national and local media.

Iran Resumes Electricity Exports to Neighbors: Official

“Currently, we are exporting 200 to 250 megawatts of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan,” Spokesman for Tavanir Mahmoudreza Haghifam said on Tuesday.

The state-run company will increase its exports within the framework of the agreements reached with these countries, he added.  

“As soon as we are ensured about supplying (domestic needs for) electricity, we increase electricity exports, but our priority is to supply electricity to domestic customers in different seasons of the year,” the official said.

Official Rejects Media Report on Presence of UK’s Quercus in Iranian Project

 The managing director of Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) dismissed as untrue a recent report by Reuters on the pullout of a British investor company from Iran after US sanctions, saying it has never had a deal with Tehran.

In remarks released on Wednesday, Seyed Mohammad Sadeqzadeh said Britain’s Quercus, which wants to walk away from Iran, has never come to the country.

Britain’s Quercus to Cease 500mln Euro Investment in Iran’s Energy Sector

The solar plant in Iran would have been the first renewable energy investment outside Europe by Quercus and the world’s sixth largest, with a 600 megawatt (MW) capacity.

Sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States earlier this month have already led banks and many companies around the world to scale back dealings with Tehran, Reuters reported.

29-MW Power Station Inaugurated in Northern Iran

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in the northern city of Sari on Thursday, the managing director of Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO), Seyed Mostafa Mousavi, said the power station has been constructed in an area of 5,000 square meters with an investment amounting to about $26.2 million.

He said with the launch of this station, 23 people have been directly employed, adding that the power plant is capable of producing 29 megawatts of electricity for industrial and domestic use.

Iran to maintain gas, power exports to Iraq

Masjedi made the remarks in a meeting with a delegation from the Iraqi Chamber of Commerce and a number of businessmen on Saturday. Iran seeks a powerful, secure, and integrated Iraq, he underlined.