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Rajasthan Blazes a Trail to Solar Supremacy: Shunning Coal, Embracing Sunshine

7 May 2024

Rajasthan, the land of vibrant colors, is set to paint a bright future powered by the sun!

Here's how they're taking a historic leap towards solar energy:

Sun Power to the Rescue:

  • Solar Surge: Rajasthan plans to dramatically increase its dependence on solar energy, aiming for a whopping 40% share of its energy consumption by 2030.

  • Bidding Farewell to Expensive Power: This ambitious solar push aims to eliminate the need for expensive power purchases from other states.

Meeting Growing Demand:

  • Future-Proofing Power: With rising urbanization and industrial growth, Rajasthan anticipates an 8-10% annual jump in electricity demand. Their solar strategy ensures they'll be ahead of the curve.

Dual Thrust Strategy:

  • Solar Powerhouses: The state plans to promote large-scale solar production centers, both government and private, to meet the growing energy needs.

  • Rooftop Revolution:  A massive rooftop solar program is underway, with subsidized systems to be installed on 500,000 homes in the first phase.

Why Solar?

  • Coal Cutback:  Rajasthan's solar push will significantly reduce their dependence on coal-based power plants, promoting cleaner energy.

  • Water Worries Addressed:  Limited water resources make hydroelectricity projects impractical. Solar power offers a perfect alternative.

Rajasthan Blazing Bright:

  • Sun-Kissed Potential:  Rajasthan boasts an incredible solar energy potential of 142 GW, with abundant sunshine and vast tracts of land.

  • Solar Superpower in the Making:  This immense potential positions Rajasthan as a prime destination for solar energy production in India.

Rajasthan's commitment to solar energy is a beacon of hope for a sustainable future. By harnessing the power of the sun, they're paving the way for a cleaner, more secure, and self-sufficient energy future!

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