The Indian State of Rajasthan will host two new solar parks of cumulative 1.8GW capacity in Jaisalmer and Bikaner districts. Additional chief secretary, mines, petroleum and energy, Subodh Agarwal said an 800MW solar park will be developed in Jaisalmer and 1,000MW capacity in Bikaner in the first phase.
Rajasthan is also credited with developing the world’s largest solar park with a 2.245GW capacity at Bhadla in the Jodhpur district. Similarly, a 925MW solar park is being developed by the Renewable Energy Corporation at Nokh in Jaisalmer district.
Agarwal said the ministry of new and renewable energy of the central government has issued approval to develop the 800MW solar park in Jaisalmer through Rajasthan Power Generation Corporation and 1,000MW solar park in Bikaner through Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company, a subsidiary of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation. He said both these parks would be developed under mode 8 of the central government’s scheme.
Agarwal informed that 10,560MW of solar power capacity had been developed in the state.
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