5400 MW from wind energy, 63 MW from small hydro, 10 MW from biomass power and 62 MW from waste to energy have been estimated for grid-interactive renewable power generation capacity in Rajasthan.
Out of the installed capacity of around 15,538 MW from various renewable energy sources in the country as on 31.10.2009, a capacity of around 792 MW (comprising of 23.85 MW Small hydro power, 735.40 MW wind power, 31.30 MW Biomass power and 0.15 MW Solar power) has been set up in Rajasthan.
This includes a capacity of around 396 MW capacity (380 MW wind power and 16 MW biomass power) during last three years.
Rajasthan receives solar radiation in the range of 5.5 to 6.8 kWh per sq. m. On average about 35 MW capacity solar plant can be installed on 1 sq. km. land area in Rajasthan. 2 no. grid connected solar power plants of 150 kWp capacity are installed in Rajasthan, which are expected to generate about 0.25 million units/ annum.
Rajasthan’s $1.6 billlion in planned renewable energy agreements include:
* $1 billion worth of wind-energy plants to be built by Suzlon Energy (BOM: 532667) subsidiary Suzlon Gujarat Wind Park.
* $218 million in supplies from Aurich, Germany-based turbine manufacturer Enercon’s subsidiary, Enercon India.
* $181 million in a deal with Wish Wind Infrastructure.