Rajasthan gets 505 MW Solar energy projects

Solar energy projects with generation capacity of 505 MW power involving a private sector investment of over Rs 6,000 will be set up in Rajasthan. The bids for the purpose were opened and finalised by the union Government yesterday, an official Spokesman said here tonight adding that quotations/bids for projects with generation capacity of 630 MW were finalised by the government of which projects with total capacity of 505 MW had been allotted to the desert state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot while speaking at the inaugural ceremony in the 30th International Trade Fair in New Delhi this week had asserted that the state would fast emerge a solar energy hub in the country. Sensing the prospects, the Chief Minister had already decided to bring a Solar Energy Policy for the state, draft of which had been prepared and the same would be enacted within the current fiscal, the Spokesman added.