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Rajasthan is the first state to surpass 10 GW solar capacity

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Rajasthan has become the first state in India to reach 10 GW of cumulative large-scale solar installations. The state has a total installed power capacity of 32.5 GW, with renewables accounting for 55%, thermal energy for 43%, and nuclear energy, which accounts for the remaining 2%. Solar is the most common source of energy, accounting for roughly 36% of total capacity and 64% of renewables.

Note:

  • Rajasthan’s Solar Energy Policy 2019 was issued in the year 2019, with the goal of achieving a 30 GW solar power target by FY 2024-25.
  • Utility or grid-scale solar parks account for 24 GW; distributed production will account for 4 GW; rooftop solar and solar pumps will each account for 1 GW.

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