Rajasthan Ranks First in Installed Solar Energy Capacity

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As per recent NEWS, Solar energy capacity in Rajasthan has crossed the 10,000-megawatt milestone, accounting for 20% of the total capacity in the country. In September 2021, report of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Rajasthan had overtaken Karnataka to rank first in the country. Out of 49,000 MW installed solar capacity in the country, Rajasthan has alone developed 10,500 MW as of now

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Installed Solar Energy Capacity in States:

(September 2021)

RankStateInstalled Solar Capacity (MWp)
4Tamil Nadu4675
5Andhra Pradesh4380

As per the DIPR NEWS, Rajasthan has registered unprecedented progress in all areas of solar energy including ground mount, roof top and off grid in the year 2021. Despite Covid-19 pandemic, 2348.47 MW of new solar power capacity has been installed in Rajasthan in the last eight months only.

The State’s Solar Energy Policy-2019 has been very important for the investors. Additionally, the provisions of RIPS-2019 have also been instrumental in bringing a revolutionary change in the field of solar energy in the state. Under this policy, customized investment proposals worth Rs 34,200 crore were approved in the hybrid energy sector in the state in April 2021. Most of these are related to solar energy.

The state of Rajasthan has a solar generation potential of about 142 GW. The State Government plans to systematically harness this potential and has set for itself an ambitious target of 30 GW capacity by 2024-25 which will transform the energyscape of the state and the country.

Target of Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy 2019:-

The Policy aims to achieve a target of 30,000 MW Solar Power Projects up to 2024-25 in the State as under:-

S. NO.ParticularsTarget Capacity
1Utility/Grid Scale Solar Parks 24,000 MW
2Distributed Generation 4,000 MW
3Solar Rooftop1,000 MW
4Solar Pumps1,000 MW
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