Athos Solar GmbH
"German Athos Solar GmbH (link is external) recently became the first investor to install and launch two high-performance solar parks in Iran. The two systems reach a combined peak output of 14 MWp. The two solar parks cover an area of 100,000 square meters, making them the first of their scale in Iran. In early February, the two systems officially commenced operations, with both German Ambassador Michael Klor-Berchtold and Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian attending the ceremony. “Construction of large-scale solar-energy plants in Iran only became possible since the spring of 2016, when the sanctions were lifted, meaning our systems are the first of their kind,” explains Christian Linder, CEO of Athos Solar. 'The joint endeavour was initiated by two business partners from Iran and England, who also developed the rights to the project and sold them to the newly founded joint holding. We realised the project together with our trusted partners from Germany, and contracted Iranian providers for both preparatory landscaping work and subsequent electrical work.'" (Sun & Wind Energy, "First Solar Parks in Iran Completed," 2/24/2017).