Mideast Iran Solar Energy

In this June, 22, 2014 photo, Iranian students tour the Taleghan Renewable Energy Site in Taleghan,160 kilometers (99 miles) northwest of capital Tehran, Iran. Solar has been a hot topic of discussion in Iran, which this year fielded a team of university students to compete in a U.S. solar car contest in July. Saman Mirhadi, a senior government official, said the government installed solar panels at some 1,000 locations across Iran, including the rooftops of mosques, schools and government buildings. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

In this June, 22, 2014 photo, Iranian students tour the Taleghan Renewable Energy Site in Taleghan,160 kilometers (99 miles) northwest of capital Tehran, Iran. Solar has been a hot topic of discussion in Iran, which this year fielded a team of university students to compete in a U.S. solar car contest in July. Saman Mirhadi, a senior government official, said the government installed solar panels at some 1,000 locations across Iran, including the rooftops of mosques, schools and government buildings. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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