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As per the latest report by the Union ministry of new and renewable energy, Rajasthan has topped in the green energy capacity combining solar, wind, and smaller bio-power sector.
By the end of March 31 Rajasthan will have a total installed renewable energy capacity of 17,040 MW followed by Tamil Nadu (16,099MW), Karnataka (15,904 MW), Gujarat (16,587 MW) and Maharashtra (10,657 MW).
While it has lagged states like Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra in wind power coming at fifth position in the country with 4,326 MW, its leadership position in solar energy has taken its overall renewable contribution to top position in the country.
ACS energy and CMD of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd, Subodh Agarwal, said, “Rajasthan will remain the most preferred destination for investments in solar power which is today driving much of the investment in renewable energy sector. Given the natural advantages and the government support through various policy measures, Rajasthan’s solar journey will be the leading theme in the country.”