JAIPUR: Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd (RRECL) on Thursday commissioned the country’s first farm-based solar power project under the Kusum scheme in Kotputli having 1 megawatt capacity spread over on 3.5 acre semi-barren land.
It is also the first of 623 farm-based solar projects selected by RRECL for generating 722 MW capacity in the state under the first phase of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (Kusum) scheme.
Commissioning the project, energy minister BD Kalla said that it is a matter of pride that Rajasthan has become the first state to commission the project. “It will help the farmers to earn additional income through their unused land. The state government has decided to develop 2600 MW capacity under the scheme. Awards has already been issued to 623 applicants,” said Kalla.