Rajasthan has become the leading state in the country in solar energy production, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday. “I am happy to share that Rajasthan has come first in the country by installing 7,738 MW of solar power capacity,” he tweeted.
This is the result of the Solar Energy Policy 2019 and the Rajasthan Investment Promotion Policy 2019 implemented by the state government, Gehlot said.
“I congratulate all the people of the state for this achievement,” he said.
Rajasthan’s solar generation potential has been assessed at 142 GW. The state government plans to systematically harness this potential and has set for itself an ambitious target of 30 GW (30,000 MW) capacity by 2024-25 which will transform the energyscape of the state and the country. Thus the government came out with the new policy in 2019. The desert state is having the most sunny days after Gujarat.
The state DISCOMs will purchase solar energy as per the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) as determined by Rajasthan Energy Regulatory Commission (RERC) from other solar energy producers.