Natural Energy in Armenia


Renewable Energy in Armenia


“Zod Wind”. CJSC  has drafted  60MW wind energy project at Zod pass area, Armenia to the east of the Lake Sevan. The project addresses effective use of the wind energy potential in the region and development of the electricity production from renewable energy sources. The aim of the project  is to provide energy and environmental security, reduce the dependency of Armenia on imported organic fuels and strengthen energy independence of the country.


The study conducted by Lahmeyer Int’l GmbH (Germany) indicates the annual average wind speed of the site is about 8.2m/s at 50m height and net electricity generation potential is over 54 million kWh/year. “Zod Wind” has rented a land of 200ha, for the construction of power station and received permission to connect to the network. 


Currently the company completed the installation of two 660 MW wind stations (with overall 1.32MW) and start preparation work for 20MW project. Project works were checked by environmental and technical expertise.


Wind energy

Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electric power. Wind power, as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, consumes no water, and uses little land. The net effects on the environment are far less problematic than those of nonrenewable power sources. Onshore wind is an inexpensive source of electric power, competitive with or in many places cheaper than coal or gas plants.



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Solar energy

Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis. It is an important source of renewable energy and its technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on how they capture and distribute solar energy or convert it into solar power. The usage of solar energy reduces the dependence on fossil fuel and...

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“Zod Wind” CJSC has drafted a wind energy project at Zod pass area, Armenia to the east of the Lake Sevan. “Zod Wind” has rented a land of 200ha, for the construction of power station and has received permission to connect to the network.


The 20MW project is the first phase of a wind farm project with total capacity of 60MW. The project has established partnerships with different consulting and operating companies in order to deliver high quality solutions and achieve its long term goals.


Before the project implementation a deep market research and expert analysis were conducted in order to ensure the future reliability and success of the project. “Zod Wind” CJSC has already completed the exploration works on geophysics and seismology station, design-estimates works for the...

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About renewable energy in Armenia

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid) energy services. Based on REN21's 2016 report, renewables contributed 19.2% to humans' global energy consumption and 23.7% to their generation of electricity in 2014 and 2015, respectively. This energy consumption is divided as 8.9% coming from traditional biomass, 4.2% as heat energy (modern biomass, geothermal and solar heat), 3.9% hydro electricity and 2.2% is electricity from wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. Worldwide investments in renewable technologies amounted to more than US$286 billion in 2015, with countries like China and the United States heavily investing in wind, hydro, solar and biofuels. Globally, there are an estimated 7.7 million jobs associated with the renewable energy industries, with solar photovoltaics being the largest renewable employer. As of 2015 worldwide, more than half of all new electricity capacity installed was renewable.


Energy has been one of the few...

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The renewable energy sector outlook in Armenia looks promising for investment opportunities. One of the important incentives for investments in the renewable energy is the guaranteed offtake of all electricity produced for 20 years at all types of grid-connected renewable energy generations (for SHPPs 15 years) from the moment of commissioning. For most of renewable energy technologies the feed-in-tariff was established, which is subject for annual adjustment to reflect inflation and...

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