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India Plans 4,000-Megawatt Solar Farm in Rajasthan State

India plans to build a 4-gigawatt solar farm, more than doubling its total capacity to date.

State-run companies including Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd., SJVN Ltd. and the Solar Energy Corp. of India will form a joint venture to complete the first gigawatt by the end of 2016, according to an e-mailed statement from the Department of Heavy Industry.