The Islamic Republic has made great strides in generating energy from renewable sources, mainly solar energy and wind energy.
The head of Iran's Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA) has announced the country's plan for the launch of the largest wind energy and solar power plant in the Middle East by 2015.
The plant has a capacity of 467 MW and uses solar energy to augment its steam generation by concentrating solar power technology.
According to the Iran Daily, Iran’s first solar powered station has been inaugurated last year.
With about 300 clear sunny days a year and an average of 2,200 kilowatt-hour solar radiation per square meter, Iran has a great potential to tap solar energy, concentrating solar power and photovoltaic.