Aug 12, 2018 09:04 Asia/Tehran

With an average of 330 sunny days per year, the sun-drenched south eastern Iranian province of Kerman provides an ideal location for construction of solar energy power plants. The province has become a leading producer of solar energy and renewable energy in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran Press/Iran: three 10 Megawatt solar power electricity-generating power stations have already been constructed in the Mahan district of Kerman province.  A further two 10 Megawatt solar power plants are currently under construction in Kerman province,  one in "Bardsir"  , and the other in "Baft". 

Experts agree that the geography of Kerman province, and its year-round sunshine,  makes it an ideal location for solar energy production. This is why a German firm, has decided to invest in solar energy in Mahan district of Kerman province, seeing a steady return on its investment over the next two decades and beyond.

Uwe Jorg Kuhnle, the managing director of  German firm,Durion GmbH says:  "Iran, especially Kerman province is a very good place for using photovoltaic cell technology to produce electricity. The province is very hot and benefits from all-year-round sunshine."

Another investor at the Mahan electricity-generating power plant, 'Mostafaie' says:  "This is an ideal investment for any investor , since the return on your outlay is crystal clear for the next two decades".

An official in charge of planning and research at Kerman Electricity, 'Nakhaie'  , commenting on the scope of the project said:  "We have issued licences for production of over  4000 MW of electricity in Kerman province, 400 MW of which have led to signing of contracts for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Energy Purchase Agreements (EPAs), to guarantee purchase of electricity."