Rajasthan plans to set up 30,000 MW solar power plants

Rajasthan Energy Minister B D Kalla said the state government is planning to set up 30,000 MW solar power plants by the year 2024-25.

Answering to a question by BJP legislator Arjun Lal Jingar during Question Hour in the state Assembly, Kalla said the government has issued a new Solar Energy Policy-2019 to promote solar production in the state.

The government targets to set up 30,000 MW solar power plant by the year 2024-25 through the policy. According to the Minister, 24,000 MW capacity grid connected solar power plants/solar parks, 4,000 MW capacity decentralized solar power plants, and 1,000 MW capacity solar roof tops and solar pumps are targeted to be set up.

Kalla added that farmers in the state can install decentralised solar power plants ranging from 0.5 MW capacity to 2 MW capacity on unused land or wasteland in a distance of 5 km from 33/11 KV sub-station of power distribution corporations.

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