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The first loop of silicon industry chain is to extract industrial silicon from silica which executive operation and construction of Araz Industrial Silicon Factory with an annual capacity of 50,000 tons have begun since Sharivar 1399 (August 22 – September 21, 2020) and first products of this company entered the market in Spring 2022. The land for implementing the project is located at Phase 2 of Khoy Industrial Park and its area is more than 171 thousand square meters. In second loop of silicon industry chain, Araz Silicon Industry Company has the construction of a polysilicon production factory with an annual capacity of 10,000 tons as well as construction of a silicon wafer production factory with an annual capacity of 1,000 Megawatt in agenda. One of the company’s goals is to construct a large-scale solar power plant. After producing solar cell and panel with a capacity of 750 Megawatt per annum, this company has the construction of solar power plants with its own produced panels in agenda. In line with this, Araz Silicon Industries Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) regarding construction and operation of a 2500 Megawatt Solar Power Plant within maximum period of 4 years. If TAVANIR Company and Regional Electricity Companies cooperate, the company has targeted the construction of a 500 Megawatt Solar Power Plant in 2022. Considering that resources of fossil fuels are limited and using these types of fuel for energy generation is also pollutant, the tendency to use renewable energies has increase. Sources of renewable energy being used commercially include sunlight, wind, rain, tide, waves, geothermal energy and biomass. Solar energy is a basic source of renewable energy and techniques of photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar energy and solar water heating are used to harness it.

Before we enter to the topic feasibility study of solar power plant project seriously, we should have an accurate definition of the project in question. In simple words, electricity (power consumed in residential houses, factories and/or government and private organizations) can be generated form infinite energy of the sun. for this purpose, facilities are constructed in some pre-determined regions which can convert the energy received from the sun to steam and electricity at full power. The trend of using and wasting natural resources by human beings has dramatically increased in recent years. Thus, one of the most important concerns of scientists and those interested in the environment is to prevent destruction of these resources and correct use of clean and useful energies in the nature. For this reason, in many developed countries, even in United Arab Emirates, the importance of the sun’s clean energy has been recognized and they work in this field seriously and professionally. Although, in any region of the world which has the greatest amount of receiving the sun’s energy can be the best platform for building solar power plants, which Iran is no exception to this. Definitely, you have heard the name of renewable energies so far. Given the increased consumption of energy and concerns related to renewable energy, solar energy is very important in many countries. Solar energy is one of the fastest growing energy resources in the world. Given limitations of fossil fuels as well as increased public awareness of people on effects and consequences arising from environmental pollutions and climate change, using solar energy has caused the solar power plant project to have a noticeable growth due to decreased cost of production as well as reduction of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.

The most important environmental effect of solar power plants is the need for a land with a vast area equivalent to 15 foreign acres (each foreign acre is 4,047 square meters) for a capacity equivalent to 1 Megawatt. Although, it should be mentioned that this amount of land is less than the land required for extracting coal from open coal mines for coal-burning power plants or the land required for hydropower plants with the same generation power. Also, in regions like deserts where land is not that much valuable and is not needed for other productions, it is possible to install solar power plants. Today, method of power generating with parabolic mirrors is a replacement for usual methods of generating power. By the end of current Gregory century, solar tower and turnip mirrors will be considered as a new replacement for fossil fuel power plants. With promising advances in solar power generation technologies by the 21st century (the current century), different methods of solar power generation will account for an acceptable share of total power generation. Iran is one of the countries of the world with a growing energy trend which, according to the experts in this field, has been introduced as one of the countries with a high potential in the field of solar energy by having 300 sunny days in more than two thirds of its land and average radiation of 4.5 to 5.5 kwh/m2 per day. Meanwhile, sun radiation is more in the south cities. Provinces like Kerman, Fars, and Ahvaz are among south provinces having this potential. By 2030, power generation in the world will reach to 30,346,000,000 kwh and all over the world, generating power from various sources is growing. US Energy Organizations predicts that a significant progress will be witnessed in the amount of power generation in the world by 2030. Historical trend and prediction of power demand in Iran in 1990-2040, are obvious in the following diagram. Power generation in the world increases about 2.4 percent in each year. Therefore, according to the estimates made, it will reach to 30,346,000,000 kwh in 2030 from 16,424,000,000 kwh in 2004. Also, most demand for power consumption is from the states outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Even though, non-member states of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development consume power 26 percent less than member states of non-member states of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2004, but total power generation in the field of non-member states of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will be more than power generation in member states of this organization in 2030.

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In today’s world, due to limitations and expensiveness of fossil fuels as well as environmental issues, using renewable energies has grown dramatically. The sun’s radiation is the largest renewable energy source on the planet earth. And, if only one percent of the surface of the earth’s deserts is covered with solar panels, the resulting energy will be sufficient for its one year of energy consumption. One of the ways to benefit from solar energy is to use the sun’s energy and convert it to electricity through photovoltaic cells. Iran is located in a region with a high solar energy absorption. Considering an annual average growth of 8-10% in power consumption in our country, power industry should increase the capacity of its power plants to two times each 10 years. Therefore, policies should be codified in a way that we made most of solar energy. In line to fulfill Article 44 of Iran’s Constitution to develop participation of non-government sector in the country’s economic activities and in order to preserve fossil energy resources, protect the environment and diversify energy resources, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) has put guaranteed purchase of power generated by non-government renewable and clean power plants at the top of its plans.

No. Project name Generation capacity Execution model Investor Project location Completion date Duration
1 Eghlid Power Plant 10MW EPC Taban Co. Oghlid 2018-8 7 months
2 Abadeh Power Plant 10MW EPC Taban Co. Bahman (Fars) 2018-10 8 months
3 Baft Power Plant 10MW EPC Taban Co. Baft (Kerman) 2018-6 10 months
4 Bardsir Power Plant 2.5MW EPC Taban Co. Bardsir (Kerman) 2019-2 5 months
5 Shiraz Power Plant 10MW EPC Attar Co. Kahmoreh (Fars) 2020-12 1 year
6 Abhar Power Plant 7MW EPC Razi Nasaji Co. Abhar (Zanjan) 2019-12 6 months
7 Khaf Power Plant 5MW EPC Saba Niroo Toos Co. Khaf (Razavi Khorasan) 2020-5 5 months
8 Eghlid 2 1MW EP Mr. Hasan poor Eghlid (Fars) 2019-10 3 months
9 Abadeh 2 1MW EPC Mr. Karimi Abadeh (fars) 2022-1 4 months
10 Mashhad 1MW P Khoshgovar Co. Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan) 2021-12 3 months

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