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Published on: April 20, 2022, 5 p.m.
Rajasthan leads the way
  • From fourth to lead position: Rajasthan generated an additional solar power of 1,877 MW in March

By Business India Editorial

With its additional solar power generation of 1,877 MW in March has catapulted Rajasthan from fourth to the lead position of renewable energy production table in the country.

Additional Chief Secretary, Subodh Agrawal said according to the latest data released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy till 22 March, Rajasthan stands first in the field of renewable energy by developing 17,040.62 MW. The state improved its position from fourth rank to first, last month.

He said that Gujarat stands second with 16,587.90 MW capacity; Tamil Nadu, third with 16,099 MW capacity; Karnataka fourth with 15,904.59 MW; and Maharashtra fifth with 10,657.08 MW renewable energy generation capacity.

In the report released on 22 February, Rajasthan was in the fourth place, while Tamil Nadu bagged the first place. Now Tamil Nadu has slipped one place from second place to third place, while Gujarat has moved from third to second position, said Agarwal.

He claimed that Rajasthan already stands first in the field of solar energy. Now, the state leads in overall renewable energy – wind power, bio-power and solar power. In the country 109,885.39 MW renewable energy capacity has been developed till 22 March.

Agarwal added that a total of 12,564.87 MW solar power capacity is generated, which includes 11,493.75 MW capacity ground mounted, 748.44 MW capacity rooftop and 322.68 MW capacity off-grid solar power capacity. Along with this, 4326.82 MW capacity has been developed in the wind power sector, 125.08 MW in the bio power sector and 23.85 MW in the small hydro power sector.

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation and its associate company have created a record of profitability by earning a profit of Rs65 crore before tax in the financial year ended 31 March 22. This is twice more than compared to the year 2019-20, and Rs20 crore as compared to the year 2020-21.


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