The solar power energy in the state is doing quite well as many industries are now depending on more than 60% on solar energy for all their operations. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad is one of the most prominent examples of using solar power as the airport currently runs 50% solar power.
The Energy Minister, Jagadish Reddy, in the Question Hour at the Assembly, explained how the state is planning to upscale its current power capacity of 3,913 MW to 6,246 MW of solar power. In addition, the minister explained how industries are adapting to full or up to 70% solar power and are seeing a similar alternative by schools and government offices.
Finally, the minister mentioned certain areas where solar power and its best uses are not familiar and urged the MLA's and MLC's of those areas to take up awareness quite seriously. This question hour also focused on how the state can generate power through waste materials and highlighted how Jawaharnagar is the only area that made progress by producing 19.05 MW of power from waste materials alone.
With this regard, the state is also planning incentives for domestic customers who come forward with ideas or display a successful livelihood through solar power energy and contribute to generating solar power through rooftop installations. A policy that recognizes domestic contribution is already in place, and it just needs to be reinforced and made more public for people to come forward and help the government make the state function on as much as solar power.