Rajasthan is a frontrunner to get more than half of the 5180 megawatt solar projects auctioned in the past two months by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), NTPC and Maharashtra government under the open access system.
With its own 1500 MW projects coming up, the state now sets sights on a cumulative capacity of 7500 MW in the next two years which can put the state ahead of Karnataka which now has the maximum capacity in the country.
Sources in the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation said that most of the companies such as ACME Solar, Azure Power, SB Energy, Hero Solar Energy , and Mahoba Solar (Adani group company) which have been awarded the projects have approached it with regard to identifying land and seeking other details necessary for setting up the plants.
When TOI spoke to Harkanwal Singh Wadhwa, head of utilities business, Azure Power, he said the company is actively looking for locations in Rajasthan to set up plants. In the recent biddings, Azure power has won 1030 MW capacity. Read More
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