Iran Going Big With Renewables! 5,000 MW Of New Solar & Wind Capacity By 2018?

Iran Going Big With Renewables! 5,000 MW Of New Solar & Wind Capacity By 2018? (via Clean Technica)

Iran is aiming big with renewables, based on recent statements made by the Iranian Energy Minister, Hamid Chitchian. As revealed by Chitchian, the country’s new goal is to add 5,000 MW of new solar energy and wind energy capacity by the year 2018.…


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5 Responses

  1. Todd Gallinger

    not huge surprise, Iran’s other option would be to build refineries, but they’ve never moved to really increase capacity there.

  2. With galactic amount of sun lights in Iran, the fissile and fuel energies are going to take back seats to solar energy there I hope.

    Faramarz Fathi

  3. Likewise Netanyahu will oppose solar Power in Iran too. “Oye Ve, Iran doesnt need solar power, Its awash in oil and natural gas. Therefore these must be giant magnifying glasses to potentially and theoretically reflect and concentrate the suns rays towards Israel to cause a huge conflagration is Israel and burn us off the map. I urge the international community (i.e 6 countries) to put a stop to this. This isnt solar power, its Shoah power”

  4. The scientific accomplishments of Iran should not be underestimated. Consider: “Which country’s scientific output rose 18-fold between 1996 and 2008, from 736 published papers to 13,238? The answer – Iran – might surprise many people, especially in the western nations used to leading science. Iran has the fastest rate of increase in scientific publication in the world. And if political relations between Iran and the US are strained, it seems that the two countries’ scientists are getting on fine: the number of collaborative papers between them rose almost fivefold from 388 to 1831 over the same period.”
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    • Also dont forget even after all the former Shah’s talk of pushing the country towards modernity, after 60 years the literacy rate in 1977 was only 35% with a large gender gap.
      Today the literacy rate is 97.5% according to UNICEF and that Gender Gap is now closed.
      They also have the highest female to male ratio in school in the world. And the majority of the country’s physicians and med students are women.
      Say what you want about the government in Iran about other things, but when it comes to educating the population and promoting science they did a pretty darn good job at taking a backward uneducated country and turning it into a highly educated country.

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