The present commotion over Iran is about the installation of 6,000 Mw of nuclear generated electricity.
Here is an alternative:
Insolation (i.e. received solar energy) in Iran is about 7Kwh per day.
There are 70 million Iranians.
If each Iranian were to be allocated 3 square metre of Photovoltaic film, the arrays would receive 1470,000 Megawatt hours of insolation per day.
At 10% efficiency (a conservative estimate, cutting edge PV reaches 20%) that gives 147,000 Megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per day, from 3sq me solar per capita.
If the 6,000MW of planned nuclear capacity equates to 6,000 x 24 to give 144,000MWh per day, then the solar beats the nuclear. Including the down-time which forms such a fascinating part of civil nuclear power, I reckon we might need to give the Iranians only 2 sq meters of solar panel and keep one for ourselves.
I have not done the cost calculation. PV is expensive, but then so is a global nuclear war.
And yes, I know, mad Iranians might just break the panels up and use the sharp edges as a weapon against us.
It was just an idea...