According to reports, Saturday will prove to be a milestone in the field of renewable energy production as Reliance Energy will start power generation of 40MW from its solar energy power project in Rajasthan. This is first solar power project in the private sector.
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Union minister for new and renewable energy Farooq Abdullah, state energy minister Dr Jitendra Singh and Reliance Energy owner Anil Ambani, including other personalities will be present during the inaugural function of the solar power project at Dhudsar village, 140 km away from the district headquarters here.
After wind energy, this will be a silent revolution in solar energy in the western Rajasthan. The state government’s policy to promote renewable energy has lured the industry captains and a large number of people have shown interest in this sector. In western Rajasthan, over 1500MW energy is being produced through wind energy including 1200MW in Jaisalmer. Similarly, a large number of solar plants is being established. The state government has received applications for setting up solar project for approximately 2500MW, out of which the work of setting up 700MW is in progress.
Gehlot and Abdullah will reach Phalodi air strip by an aircraft and will reach Dhudsar by helicopter and they will leave for Jaipur after the programme. The district administration has started preparations to receive the ministers.