Development of a Solar Town in Iran

Bahadori, M. (1976). Development of a Solar Town in Iran. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-76-030

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Iran's rapid industrialization progress has necessitated the development of cities and townships adjacent to the industrial complexes. The source of energy for these townships is similar to the rest of the country, and it is basically oil and natural gas.

Iran is a country rich in oil, natural gas, and solar energy, and the life style of its people -- especially the majority of those drawn to these industrial towns -- is not highly energy dependent. To save on fossil fuel consumption, the country has already launched the programs to utilize other sources of energy, namely nuclear, geothermal, and solar.

Development of a solar town whose total energy requirements for heating, cooling, cooking, communication, local transportation, etc., are met by solar energy, sky radiation, and other similar sources, is suggested for the first time and is a plan which can have a long-range fuel saving and ecological significance. In this solar community no hydrocarbon fuels, except for those produced through sewage and agricultural waste conversions, are to be used.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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