Iran launches its first solar cell plant with 150 MW of capacity

Iran launches its first solar cell plant with 150 MW of capacity
Photo shows a view to equipment at Mana Energy Pak (MEP Cell), the first solar cell plant in Iran that was launched in the central city of Khomein on December 23, 2021.

A first solar cell factory has been launched in Iran amid government efforts to significantly increase the share of renewable in the country’s power mix.

Iran’s Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian opened the 150 megawatts (MW) factory in the central city of Khomein on Thursday as he pledged his full support for the solar industry in the country.

“We are committed in our support for the solar panels and the reneawbles and we are ready to offer all-out support to this industry,” said Mehrabian.

An administrative government in Iran that came to office in August has vowed to launch around 10,000 MW of new renewables capacity in the country within the next four years.

The figure will…

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