Manjil is known as the windy city of Iran, a reputation it owes to its geographical position in the Alborz mountain range at a small cleft in Alborz that funnels the wind through Manjil to the Qazvin plateau. The biggest wind farm of Iran, the Manjil and Rudbar Wind Farm, is located near Manjil. Manjil is known for the river Sefīd-Rūd (or "Sepid Rood", "Sefid Rood", "white river"). It passes by the town and is formed in Manjil by two joining rivers. Since 1960 it has been the site of the...

Wind Energy in Iran Wind energy nowadays can be used for generating electricity, pumping water from wells and rivers, grinding of grain and so on. The prevailing application of wind energy is generation of electricity, using wind turbines. Although there are different designs for wind turbines, the main types are divided to two categories based on direction of axis rotation. -Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines ( HAWTS) being the common type -Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTS) Wind energy is among...