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Rajasthan topped the list of States commissioning grid connected Solar Power projects

Jun 23, 2015 15:04 IST

Rajasthan topped the list of states commissioning grid connected solar power projects in the country with an installed capacity of 1147 megawatt. The list was released by the Union ministry of New and Renewable Energy on 4 June 2015.

Gujarat, which remained the undisputed leader in solar energy generation till 2014, came second with an installed capacity of 1000MW.

Top 5 states commissioning grid connected Solar Power Projects

States

Installed Capacity (Megawatt)

Rajasthan

1147

Gujarat

1000

Madhya Pradesh

563.58

Maharashtra

363.7

Andhra Pradesh

248.4

In the last one year, Rajasthan government has inked agreements with private players to develop solar parks with a cumulative capacity of 26000 MW. Once fully operational, these parks can attract investments worth more than 1.50 lakh crore rupees.

The state has also signed MoUs with power developers like SunEdison, Adani Enterprises, Reliance Power and Azure Power that will generate 14000 MW solar power. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is already in the process of commissioning 680 MW in the state.

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