President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of Nakhchivan Solar Power Plant.
Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov informed the head of state that important projects on alternative and renewable energy sources are being implemented in the autonomous republic. One of these projects is the new Solar Power Plant, the construction of which started this year near Khal-khal village in Babek district. The power plant occupies an area of 35 hectares. The 20 megawatts plant is a project implemented under an agreement between the State Energy Agency of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Belgian Soltech company. Some 78,684 modern glass solar panels, stands and 11 electric power substations were installed here. More than 30 different types of technique and more than 400 workers have been involved in the project. Nakhchivan Solar Power Plant will produce more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
The Azerbaijani President met with employees of the State Energy Agency of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and a representative of Soltech company.
President Ilham Aliyev launched the plant.