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Interview: Quercus CEO reveals more about 600 MW Iranian solar project

Diego Biasi, CEO of British investment firm Quercus, talks to pv magazine about the company’s plans to develop a 600 MW solar farm in Iran, which will not only be one of the biggest PV plants in the world but a seismic solar development for both the MENA region and Iran.

Quercus to build 600 MW in Iran

Quercus Investment Partners has revealed plans to develop, build and run 600 MW of solar capacity in Iran.

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Iran sees number of solar parks under construction or coming online increase

Another 20 MW solar plant was connected to the grid in the Iranian southeastern province of Kerman, where at the same time construction started on a 100 MW PV facility.

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Construction begins on 30 MW solar plant in Iran

The solar facility is being built under the country’s FIT program in North Khorasan, a province located in northeastern Iran.

Iran pushes for more residential and commercial PV

The Iranian government is seeking to create awareness of the advantages of the FIT program for PV projects not exceeding 100 kW in size.

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Iranian solar market set to boom as SATBA takes over authority on renewable energies

Interview: Seyed Moslem Mousavi, Chief executive officer of The Iran Renewable Energy Association, revealed that large volumes of grid-connected PV power are expected to come online this year in Iran, and that, however, projects realized with locally manufactured PV modules, which have right to higher FITs, are still missing.

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Iran’s PV market expected to see strong growth over next 12 months

Between 750 MW and 800 MW of renewable energy generation capacity will be installed in Iran in the country’s current calender year. Most of this capacity will come from solar and wind. Meanwhile, the country has reached approximately 22 MW of cumulative installed solar capacity, as of the end of February 2017.

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Athos completes two large-scale PV plants in Iran

The German company has installed and commissioned two PV power plants in Iran, totaling 14 MW. Project costs of US $21m were all equity financed by Athos.

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New Energy Solutions to construct 120 MW of solar PV in Iran

Swiss company New Energy Solutions will begin construction of four solar farms in Iran in March, with a combined capacity of 120 MW, as Iran remains solar’s ultimate unknown quantity.

Will Iran turn to PV?

Eye-catching news regarding solar PV in Iran is coming thick and fast, which is piquing the interest of investors in the Iranian energy market. But how realistic is Iran’s anticipated solar PV renaissance?

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