Iran’s Renewable Energy Organization and Power Efficiency Organization (SATBA) has launched a tender for the deployment of 4 gigawatts of PV capacity. The agency hopes to select proposals for solar projects of up to 10 megawatts from domestic and foreign investors. Selected projects will receive construction permits, as well as fixed tariffs. More than 80 gigawatts of renewable energy projects have now been submitted for review by private investors, SATBA said.
They are all likely to compete in procurement activities. The tender is part of a recently announced plan by Iran’s Energy Ministry to install 10 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity over the next four years as part of an overall strategy to deploy 30 gigawatts of power generation capacity. Iran’s installed renewable energy capacity is about 1 gigawatt, of which solar energy accounts for about 456 megawatts. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, the country installed about 26 megawatts of new photovoltaic capacity in 2021, 50 megawatts in 2020 and about 90 megawatts in 2019.