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35MW Rajasthan solar plant opens

Solar power plant developed as part of overarching objective to promote environmentally sustainably growth in India

India is currently building 1,000 MW of solar power plants and is in the process of tendering for 2,000MW more projects

A new 35 megawatt solar power plant has begun operating in the North Indian state of Rajasthan. The plant is now India’s largest to launch under its National Solar Mission, a major initiative of the Indian and state governments to promote ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India’s energy security challenges.

Azure Power India Pv built the plant at Nagaur in Rajasthan beside an existing 5 MW unit.

The 40 MW project, awarded under phase one of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, supplies power to state-owned Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd., according to an e-mailed statement from the New Delhi-based company, Bloomberg reported.

The project was funded by the Export-Import Bank of the US and was supplied with thin-film solar modules made by First Solar Inc. of Arizona.

India is currently building 1,000 MW of solar power plants and is in the process of tendering for 2,000 MW more projects, Tarun Kapoor, joint secretary in the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy said on 7 February.