1st Floating Solar Power Plant Launched at Mahabad Petchem Plant

TEHRAN (Shana) -- Mahabad Petrochemical Complex has successfully launched Iran’s first floating solar power plant by relying on local capabilities and technical savvy.

According to the plant, the company spent 6 months conducting research on the project.

The capacity of this power plant is 200 kWh per day, which can reach 500 kWh if the project’s second phase comes online. The power plant will be connected to the national power grid within the next few months.

80% of the equipment used in this power plant have been localized and for the first time, installed on the surface of water storage pool of the facility. In addition to preventing water evaporation, the efficiency of the power plant has also been enhanced by 13 to 15% by cooling at the surface water level.

One of the major advantages of this plan is the prevention of water evaporation and the use of desalination plants for areas that are far from the national grid and have problems in terms of energy and power infrastructure. In addition to the construction benefits, this project is also economically viable for the investor.

The estimated cost for this project is IRR 8,500 million, whose return on investment is less than five years with the support of the government. Also, this solar power plant is supposed to provide the electricity needed by 400 rural households in the second phase.

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