Rajasthan become the First 10 GW Solar State of India

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According to Mercom's India Solar Project Tracker, Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to cross 10 GW of cumulative solar installations on a massive scale.

  • The total installed power capacity of Rajasthan is 32.5 GW.

  • Renewable energy contributes 55% of the electricity capacity to the total installed power capacity of Rajasthan. While thermal energy contributes 43%, and nuclear power contributes the remaining 2%.

  • Solar is the major source in Rajasthan, accounting for about 36% of the electricity capacity mix and 64% of renewable energy.

  • Rajasthan's Solar Energy Policy 2019, aims to achieve the target of 30 GW of solar power by the financial year 2024-25.

  • As of December 2021, India's cumulative solar installed capacity is 55GW. Within 55GW, grid-connected utility-scale projects contribute 77%.

  • Mercom India

  • It is a subsidiary of US-based Mercom Capital Group. It is a clean energy research and communications firm specialising in the Indian cleantech markets.

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