Solar parks to be established in 92 industrial estates across Iran

December 23, 2022 - 11:51
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TEHRAN - Head of Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) Ali Rasoulian has said solar parks are going to be established in 92 industrial estates across the country, IRIB reported.

“The land needed for the construction of solar parks has been identified in 92 industrial estates across the country,” Rasoulian said on Thursday.

The official said ISIPO is ready to provide the investors with the land needed to set up the solar farms and grant all the necessary permits to connect them to the power grid.

The program for the establishment of the mentioned parks has been prepared and is being pursued in collaboration with Iran's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA), Rasoulian noted.

He further informed that if a businessperson owns some land in an industrial park and is not able to construct a production unit in the mentioned land, they can use the site for constructing solar farms and the ISIPO will support the project.

Developing renewable power plants in industrial parks is going to be a practical way for meeting the power demands of the industrial sector and preventing outages during peak consumption periods.

“If we develop solar power plants in industrial parks, they would be able to stay active during the peak consumption periods by reducing consumption under the supervision and management of the industrial parks themselves,” Energy Ministry's Spokesman for Electricity Industry Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi said earlier this year.

Making the remarks in an online meeting held on the matter, Rajabi Mashhadi said: “Reducing the electricity consumption of industries located in industrial parks during peak hours is necessary, however, it must be done in such a way that solar power plants located in settlements are not cut off at all, and power plants should stay connected to the national grid at peak periods.”