Rajasthan government is set to get 1,070 megawatt more from solar energy as it seeks to increase the share of the renewable in the total energy consumption basket. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for the state government for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects to be set up in the state.
Under the renewable purchase agreement (RPO), which mandates the state to mix renewable energy with conventional thermal energy, the state has set a target to meet 21 per cent of its total energy needs from solar sources by 2023-24.
Currently, the state has 2,178 mw installed capacity under RPO and another 20,000 mw under different stages of development. Apart from the current 1,070mw tender, the state has approached SECI to float tenders for another 1,700 mw which will take the total RPO capacity to 7,000mw, which will be 21 per cent of the total energy consumption in the state.