Telangana toppled its role model Gujarat and is now the largest producer of solar energy in the country.
According to a report in the New Indian Express, Gujarat was number one in the country in generating this form of renewable energy, but now has been relegated to the sixth spot.
The report stated that the statistics available in September show that Telangana, generating 2,792 megawatts (MW) of solar power, tops the list followed by Rajasthan (2,219 MW).
“We beat Gujarat and occupied the first place. In the next five to six months, another 500 MW of solar power generation will commence. The total solar generating capacity in the state will cross 3,000 MW mark in six months,” Special Chief Secretary (Energy) Ajay Misra, Telangana, told the publication.
According to report the success of Telengana's success is attributed to the decentralised model of Telangana solar power policy. It was initially planned that a solar park would be set up in Mahbubnagar district.
Later, the government spread the units across the state realising that concentrating all solar power units at one place would result in transmission losses.
Telangana is going for solar power in a big way to run the various upcoming lift irrigation schemes and industries in the state.
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