Iran has launched the first phase of largest wind farm in the town of Takestan, which is located in the northwestern province of Qazvin. The wind farm has a power generation capacity of 20 megawatts (MW) in the first phase, which was put into operation at a cost of €30m, the IRNA news agency reported. The Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA) has been tasked with constructing the wind farm, which is projected to have a power generation capacity of 100 megawatts when completed. The wind farm is scheduled to be completed in two years, at a cost of €150m, Tehran Times reported. Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity, having attracted more than $1.1bn in investments for the construction of three new power plants.
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