Rajasthan plans to set up 30, 000 MW solar capacity in 5 years
Rajasthan plans to set up 30, 000 MW of solar power plants in next five years and is in talks with leading private and state-run companies to develop energy parks, the state’s energy minister BD Kalla told ET.
This will add to an already installed capacity of around 50, 000 MW in the state, he said.
“We have come up with a new solar policy in which we are giving a host of incentives, including relaxations in stamp duty, electricity duty and transmission and wheeling charges. We are also allowing banking of energy for captive consumption and third-party sale on yearly basis, ” Kalla said.
Recently, the Centre allocated Rajasthan a 25, 000 MW ultra mega renewable energy park. The state government has identified land bank of 125, 000 hectares in three districts — Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur—for this park.