Government of Rajasthan Role

4/2/2014 12:22:46 PM

Solar energy is the most readily available source of renewable energy and is the most important of the non-conventional source. India receives solar energy equivalent to over 5000 trillion kWh/year, which is far more than the total energy consumption of the country. Rajasthan situated in the sunniest zones of India is best poised to harness the tremendous power of solar energy.

The Government of Rajasthan is playing an active role in realizing State's renewable energy potential and many steps have been taken to integrate renewable energy as a more significant part of Rajasthan's energy mix.

Among the most important steps being taken by the Government for promotion of renewable energy, the progressive Solar Policy aims to drive forward reforms and prepare the State for Renewable energy integration in partnership with the private sector.

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world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project

3/4/2014 9:39:44 PM

Three central ministries on Wednesday joined hands to launch the world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan, a statement said.

Six public sector undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Power signed a memorandum of understanding in New Delhi to develop and operate the project in Sambhar area.

The PSUs are Bharat Heavy Industries Ltd, Power Grid Corporation of India, Sambhar Salt Ltd, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd, Rajasthan Electronics and Instrumentation Ltd and Solar Energy Corporation of India.

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Development of Solar Parks in State

4/2/2014 12:21:07 PM
The Government will develop Solar Parks of more than 1000 MW capacity in identified areas of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Barmer districts. The State Government will provide the necessary infrastructure, regulatory and other Government support required through the Nodal Agency to rapidly ramp up Solar Power generation capacity in the State. The State will extend all facilities and fiscal incentives provided by Central Government/ National Solar Mission to manufacturers in Solar Parks. RREC will act as a Nodal Agency for development of Solar Parks in Rajasthan. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) in form of a subsidiary company of RREC will be established for development of infrastructure and management of Solar Park. The State will evolve a separate special package of additional fiscal incentives for solar based industries in Solar Park in consultation with Finance Department & Industries Department, Govt. of Rajasthan.
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