Solar energy in Rajasthan: Sun shines in the Thar Desert – National Herald
Under the Solar Policy 2019 and Wind Hybrid policy 2019, non-park based RE projects are also being developed in the state. The state government registered projects of cumulative 73280 MW capacity consisting of Solar 53,667 MW, Wind 5705 MW, and Hybrid Projects 13,880 MW. Out of which 31,600MW of Solar, 1365 MW of Wind, and 3070 MW of Hybrid Project have been awarded through various biddings.
Customised packages of private developers under RIPS-2019: The state government has granted customised packages for setting up of projects of cumulative capacity 34200 MW of Solar, Wind, Hybrid and storage with total investment of 1.67 lakh Crores.
Under the Customised package, the state government has received the following new proposals:
i. Torrent Power Ltd. – 4000 MW Solar Project
ii. ACME – 4200 MW (Including Hydrogen Generation)
iii. HEML- 4500 MW Solar Park & Captive Solar Plant
iv. JSW – 1000 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Plant
v. Renew Power Pvt. Ltd. – 4500 MW (Including Hydrogen Generation)
The state is putting sincere efforts into increasing the share of decentralised RE in total installation.
As of now, the state has installed a Solar Rooftop capacity of 543 MW and stands second in the country both in the installed capacity and achievement status against the MNRE target 2022.
The state was successful in installing 36.4 MW Rooftop Solar Projects under “Scheme 2014-15”, “Scheme 2015-16”,” Scheme 2017-18” with 30% subsidy in the residential, social, and institutional sectors.