New Solar Policy in Rajasthan to be known as “Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy 2014”

The state of Rajasthan has come up with the new solar energy policy to be known as ‘Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy 2014’ with effect from October 8, 2014 & will remain in force until superseded / modified by another policy.

The policy aims to generate 25000 MW of solar power within the state & Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) will be the nodal agency for the development of solar energy in the State.

Under the new solar policy in Rajasthan, a solar developer can set up the plant under below mentioned schemes :

  • Solar Power Plants under guidelines of MNRE / National Solar Mission (NSM)
  • Solar Power Projects for sale through RE (Solar) Certificate i.e. via Solar REC Mechanism
  • Solar Power Plants for sale to Discoms of Rajasthan
  • Solar Power Projects for Captive Use / Sale to 3rd Party within or outside the State
  • Development of solar parks in Rajasthan

Some of the highlights of the new Rajasthan solar policy are :

  • Provision for setting up solar power project on private land either through purchase of land or by executing lease with farmers.
  • Availability of government land at DLC rates
  • Fast track approval of Mega Solar Power Projects by SLEC
  • Approvals of Solar Power Projects of capacity upto 10 MW by
    SLSC chaired by Secretary Energy, Government of Rajasthan.
  • Solar Power Projects are included in “Green category” and the Pollution Control Board will dispose consent application within 15 days.
  • The generation of electricity from a solar power plant shall be treated as an eligible industry under the schemes administered by the Industries Department and incentives available under Rajasthan Investment Promotion Scheme (RIPS) shall be  available to the Solar Power Projects.
  • No prior registration is not required for participation in bidding process of NSM / SECI / NVVN / RREC / Discom
  • No registration with RREC required for setting up a Roof-top Solar PV System
  • Net-Worth required for the registration of the project : Rs 1 crore / MW

Land requirements for Solar Power Projects in Rajasthan :

  • Government land allotted for Solar Power Projects as per the provisions of Rajasthan Land Revenue (Allotment of land for setting  up of Power Plant based on Renewable Energy Sources), Rules 2007.
  • Government land will be allotted at the DLC rate
  • No requirement for conversion of agriculture land for setting up Solar Power  Project in accordance with the provisions of Rajasthan Tenancy Act 1955 and Rajasthan Land Revenue Act 1956.

The official Rajasthan Solar Policy 2014 document can be assessed by CLICK HERE

The above land rules will clearly give investors the benefits and ease in order to set up their proposed & upcoming solar power projects in Rajasthan.

Meanwhile till we meet next time with more updates on new solar energy policies & upcoming projects in India…

Cheers !

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About Urvish Dave

Urvish Dave is working as a Project Consultant in the Renewable Energy Arena with an expertise and keen focus on Solar Energy Sector viz. Rural Electrification, Off-Grid Solar Projects, Grid connected, Captive power plants, Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) Mechanism etc. for various Renewable Projects in India along with market intelligence pertaining to renewable energy sector. He holds the distinction of executing numerous Solar projects during the career path including EPC projects for Rural Electrification, Solar Grid Connected Projects, Off-Grid Projects etc. For Consultation and Turnkey Solutions in Renewable Energy Projects and energy efficient product's, visit www.urvishdave.com or write him at info@urvishdave.com
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One Response to New Solar Policy in Rajasthan to be known as “Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy 2014”

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