Rajasthan government issues Solar Energy Policy 2019

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited has issued the Solar Energy Policy, 2019 with an aim to install 25 GW of solar power capacity by 2020-21 and a total of 50 GW over the next five to six years. It will promote the development of decentralised grid-connected, rooftop and utility-scale solar projects along with solar parks and solar-based electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The policy will also help strengthen the transmission and distribution network for solar energy projects in the state. Rajasthan plans to promote solar projects for captive and third-party use. As per the policy, developers will have to pay a registration fee ranging between Rs 50,000 and Rs 3 million depending on the size of project, and also contribute around Rs 25,000 per MW to a local area development fund.

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