SECI reissues revamped solar tender for 6 GW of projects with 2 GW of manufacturing

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has revamped and reissued the manufacturing linked solar tender which it had initially floated in January 2019.Now, SECI has tendered 6 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar PV projects linked with 2 GW of solar manufacturing component.

SECI has set the maximum tariff payable to the project developer at Rs 2.75/ kWh for 25 years.A single bidder can choose to develop up to 1,500 MW of solar projects linked with 500 MW of solar manufacturing capacity. A total of four projects (each project comprising up to 1,500 MW of solar PV projects capacity linked with 500 MW of solar manufacturing capacity) have been tendered. A single bidder can bid for all the four projects that is the entire tendered capacity.

In this tender, SECI has specified two bid packages which are as follows:

Bid package A: Under this, two projects will be awarded: 500 MW of cell manufacturing capacity and 500 MW of module manufacturing capacity.

Bid package B: Under which 500 MW of ingot manufacturing and 500 MW of wafer manufacturing capacity will be awarded.

For each of these packages, a bidder can choose to bid for up to a maximum of 1.5 GW of solar PV project capacity.

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