Aug 21, 2018 20:58 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 18, 2019 15:34 Asia/Tehran]

The head of Iran's renewable and sustainable energy organisation, Seyyed Mohammad Sadeghzadeh, has emphasised that 640 Megawatts of electricity is currently being produced by renewable energy power stations, and this figure is set to increase substantially to 1100 Megawatts by the end of this year.

According to an Iran press report, Sadeghzadeh , head of Iran's renewable and sustainable energy organisation, speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, stressed that  so far about  10 trillion toumans  have been invested in the renewable and sustainable energy sector, 5 trillion toumans of which have been invested by the private sector, and  5 trillion toumans  by foreign investors.

Sadeghzadeh said about 1.2 percent of mains electricity used in the peak summer season comes from renewable energy power stations , which is not a great deal percentage-wise,  but this figure is set to increase from year to year. He added:  "Many of the technical and engineering equipment used in the renewable energy industry is domestically manufactured by  Iranian companies."

 

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