(Wikipedia) - In accordance with stable global development, special role has been assigned to renewable resources of energy in international plans and policies, Iran Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA) has been working on this issue since 1995 in order to achieve updated information and technology in the field of renewable energy resources, measuring potentials and implementing various projects such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydrogen and biomass power plants.
The project of the Shiraz Biogas Power Plant was approved in 2001 and construction started on September, 27 2007. The plant became operational after an inauguration ceremony on Dec, 22, 2009.
Shiraz Biogas Power Plant uses gasification of biomass to produce bio-fuel for a pilot thermal power station with a capacity of 1.065 MW. It can generate more than 8,000 MW/h of electricity per year from biodegradable waste. It became the second of its kind in Iran after the Mashhad Biogas Power Plant.
Shiraz solar power plant is a concentrating solar power type pilot power station installed by SUNA.