Rajasthan set to become top solar energy producer

Due to its natural advantages of abundant barren land and high solar radiation the state is ideal for solar power generation units

GN Bureau | June 23, 2015


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The desert state will also be solar state soon. Rajasthan is set to achieve solar power generation leadership with an installed capacity of 1,167 megawatt against Gujarat's 1,000 mw capacity. Cost of solar power generation is almost Rs 6 per unit due to falling prices of solar photo-voltaic panels.

Rajasthan is poised to become an export hub for solar energy in the country as many companies are looking to put up plant in the state under the open access system, which will allow them to draw power at their desired locations.

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is already in the process of commissioning 680 MW in the state.

In the last one year, Rajasthan government has inked agreements with private players to develop solar parks with a cumulative capacity of 26,000 MW. Once fully operational, these parks can attract investments worth more than Rs 1.50 lakh crore.

The state has also signed MoUs with power developers like SunEdison, Adani Enterprises, Reliance Power and Azure Power that will require about Rs 85,000 crore for generating 14,000 MW solar power.

Under Narendra Modi Gujarat tapped solar power and the state always remained at the top as the largest generator of the green energy. But now, Rajasthan is catching up with the natural advantages for solar such as abundant barren land and high solar radiation in the country.

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