Iranian firm to build 10MW solar power plant

MNA – A team of Iranian researchers at a knowledge-based company for the very first time is working on design and construction of a 10MW solar plant in the country.

Mohammad Sadegh Niknam, the project manager, said his team is working on completing the design and construction of a solar power plant with 10MW electricity connected to the national grid.

“Under a 20-year contract, the government will buy the generated electricity by our solar power plant,” Niknam said, adding that the project is the first of its kind to be fully designed and constructed by an Iranian knowledge-based company.

“There are other megawatt power generation plants in Iran but those have been constructed by foreign designers and contractors,” he said, adding “accredited international institutions have guaranteed our project’s design and engineering standards.”

According to him, the project is currently underway and will be completed within nine months in Fars province.

“Some equipment such as the panel and inventor are foreign-built, but all steps of the designing and engineering of the plant have been done by Iranian experts,” Niknam said, while predicting that all equipment at Iranian power plants would be manufactured domestically in two years.