June 1 (SeeNews) - The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) is to buy 80 wind turbines with plans to install most of these in Sistan Balouchestan province, an official told Iran's oil ministry news service Shana.
Iraj Harsini, head of engineering affairs at SUNA, was cited as saying that the list of provinces suitable for wind power plants includes also East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Qazvin, Semnan and Khorasan. He noted that the northern and southern coasts are not good locations because of irregular winds.
Harsini told Shana there are over 200 turbines up and running in Iran. One of the biggest wind projects is the 180-MW Manjil wind farm.
According to figures by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), 934 MW of new wind power capacity has been installed in Africa and the Middle East in 2014, bringing the region’s cumulative to 2,545 MW at the end of last year.