Power

Operation of a 100 MW wind power plant by the end of this year

At the 5th Iranian Wind Energy Conference

Deputy Minister of Energy and Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SATBA):Currently, there are a number of turbines running in the Siahpoush and Aqkand areas and the project of wind power in these areas.

About 100 megawatts of wind turbines will be installed in the Black Sea region and Aqkand until the end of this year.

Exploitation of Baharan 2.4 MW Distribution Power Plant in Hegmatan of Hamedan Province

With the aim of providing part of the electric power required by the subscribers of the area with 3 units of 1.4 MW.

Engineer Alireza Sheikhi, Chief Executive Officer of Dispersal Production and New Energy said: In line with the goals set for the development of renewable power plants and distributed generation, Bakhtar regional electricity is planning to produce more than 600 megawatts of electrical energy in Hamedan province through these power plants.

New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater

A new hybrid nanomaterial harvests solar energy and uses it to extract hydrogen from seawater, cheaply and efficiently. Future commercialization could mean a new source of environmentally friendly fuel and less dependence on fossil fuels

Wearable solar thermoelectric generator created

A recent study, led by Professor Kyoung Jin Choi in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has introduced a new advanced energy harvesting system, capable of generating electricity by simply being attached to clothes, windows, and outer walls of a building.

Renewables investor Quercus plans 500 million euro-plus Iran solar project

The planned 600-megawatt (MW) plant, located in central Iran, will be the sixth largest globally, behind projects of up to 1.5 gigawatts (GW) in China and India.

Diego Biasi, chief executive of Quercus, which has a track record of investing in renewable energy in Europe, told Reuters the firm had decided to go for such a big project to get an endorsement from Iran’s ministry of energy.

Norway's Energy Firm Says in Talks to Build Solar Power Plants in Iran

“I wouldn’t like to say by when we (Tehran and Oslo) expect a signed deal but we are actively working on it,” Raymond Carlsen told Reuters on Friday.

He added that the initial project under discussion would cost $120 million per 100 MW installed or roughly $132 million.

Scatec Solar’s Chief Financial Officer Mikkel Toerud said Iranian and Norwegian authorities were trying to help the company secure financing for the project.

“They (Norway) will provide us with guarantees that will enable us to raise international and domestic financing,” Toerud said.

Iran Inaugurates Hydroelectric Power Plant in Western Province

The first unit of the Darian power plant in Kermanshah was recently connected to the national grid, increasing the country’s nominal capacity from 77,038 to 77,108 MW.

The unit, which is the first among three units of the power plant, came into to operation following synchronization with the national grid.

Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian said in July that the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity would increase by 3,000 megawatts (MW) by the next summer.

Official opening of the 75 MW Shams Sarakhs power plant

The meeting was held with the presence of Deputy Governor of Astan Quds Razavi, Deputy Governor of Sarakhs Special Economic Zone, Deputy Governor of Khorasan Regional Electricity Company, Chairman of Shams Sarakhs Board of Directors,Friday Imam of Sarakhs city and also with the presence of officials of Khorasan Razavi province and Sarakhs city.

Turning heat energy into a viable fuel source

A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source.

The device is a multicomponent, multilayered composite material called a van der Waals Schottky diode. It converts heat into electricity up to three times more efficiently than silicon -- a semiconductor material widely used in the electronics industry. While still in an early stage of development, the new diode could eventually provide an extra source of power for everything from smartphones to automobiles.

Modernization and intelligence of the infrastructures of Isfahan electricity distribution industry

474 Small and large electric power projects, lighting the streets and reconstruction of urban and rural electricity networks will be opened with a credit of 538 billion Rials in Isfahan at the same time with Government Week.

Managing Director of Electricity Distribution Company of Isfahan,Hamid Reza  Pirpirn said: Capacity building for new divisions in the cities and villages of the city,converting airsets to ground will be followed by the beauty of urban furniture and the reduction of extinction and the reduction of electricity losses.

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