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If things move in right direction, Rajasthan is set to bask in the sunshine. The desert state is likely to attract an investment of Rs 45000 crore in the solar energy sector.

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation chairman and managing director Naresh Pal Gangwar told ET that 72 power companies have registered with the corporation for the generation of 2500 MW in the solar energy sector.

“We have received proposals from companies like Reliance Industries Limited, Par Solar, Jindal Power, GVK Power and Infrastructure Limited, Moser Baer Photovoltaic Limited and Zoom Developers for setting up solar plants in the state.

The state receives the highest solar radiation in the country. According to an estimate, there is a whopping 1.5 lakh MW untapped potential of solar energy in this part of the country.

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