Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal

irect solar energy source consist of solar rays reaching the atmosphere. They can be collected by two different technologies: solar photovoltaics (also known as solar PV) and solar thermal systems.

Renewable Energy in Iran

Iran is becoming a highly attractive emerging market for renewable energy projects. The government announced the target of 5,000 MW of installed capacity from renewable power plants in the next five years and has implemented laws guaranteeing power purchase for a period of up to 20 years at very …

Iran Mine House

Iran Mine House (IMH) is a Non-Government Organization that supports and promotes the Iranian mining industry. The House serves its members and promotes their interests by providing strategic support and advisory input.

Iran’s Renewable Energy Potential

Boasting the fourth largest oil reserve and the second largest supply of natural gas in the world, Iran is a global hydrocarbons behemoth. Nevertheless, Iranian policymakers have shown great interest in renewable energy.

Biodiesel Fuel Becoming Viable Alternative to Conventional Diesel Fuel

New and innovative fuel sources are currently being developed in an attempt to find alternative energy sources to replace conventional fossil fuels.  The effort is focused on finding a viable fuel source that would reduce our dependence on foreign oil and ultimately produce the next major source of …

The solar-powered family car Stella Vie

On June 21, the Solar Team Eindhoven launched its 5-person, solar-powered family car “Stella Vie”. The car, which has been developed by students at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), will take part in the cruiser class event of the World Solar Challenge in October this year.


Solar powered water desalination has the potential to dramatically increase access to fresh water in many arid locations. As a solar powered desalination plant opens in Chile - what are the challenges faced in scaling this technology up to full commercial operation? And what potential exists …

National Iranian Oil Co. Says Foreign Firms Owe $4.8b

The lifting of international sanctions last year has allowed Iran to receive billions of dollars in blocked oil revenues, but the country has yet to collect €4.5 billion ($4.85 billion) for the crude oil it sold before and during the sanctions, says the chief executive of National Iranian Oil …

Oman Minister to Discuss Energy Cooperation

Iran and Oman are poised to start a fresh round of talks on energy cooperation during Omani Oil Minister Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhi's visit to Tehran on Tuesday. A proposed joint sub-sea gas pipeline project expected to be the focus of talks.
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