The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency has invited bids for electrifying seven villages in the state through 583 kW of mini- and microgrid solar power systems. The developers would need to set up the projects along with the required distribution network and provide five-year comprehensive maintenance on a turnkey basis. Monocrystalline or multicrystalline silicon solar modules must be used in the projects and they must meet the quality standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission or the Bureau of Indian Standards. Participants are eligible if they are manufacturers of modules, batteries or PV system electronics for solar mini- and microgrid products. They must also have had experience in execution, supply and installation of at least 25 per cent of the tendered capacity. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 166.9 million and it must be completed within three months of the letter being awarded.