An Iranian deputy energy minister inaugurated a photovoltaic power station north of capital Tehran on Saturday.
The new power station, named after Iranian polymath Sheikh Bahaee, generates electricity with a 250KW capacity.
Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian opened the solar plant in a ceremony attended by governor of Tehran Province, a number of city councilors and parliamentarians.
Iran has formulated plans to diversify electricity generation from the plants that use renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power.
The country’s electricity industry ranks 14th in the world and first in the Middle East in terms of electricity generation by having an installed power generation capacity of 67,806 MW.
Solar photovoltaic generation, known as PV, contributes 96 to 98 percent less greenhouse gases than electricity generated from 100 percent coal, according to the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands.