SECI to claim 2,300-mw solar power bids soon

Solar Energy Corporation of India will soon float tenders for putting up of solar power projects with capacity of 2,300-mw, its managing director Ashvini Kumar told on Monday.

The company has dedicated to finalize tenders for producing 5,500-mw of solar energy, of which PPAs to create 3,200-mw are already in place and tendering process for lasting 2,300-mw of solar power projects are at various stages of implementation, Kumar added. The tenders will need companies to source domestic equipment partially, he claimed.

Tendering for 100-mw of rooftop solar power has also been accepted for government buildings by the new and renewable energy ministry, he added.

He also said ,“Following encouragement from the government to spur up and encourage Make in India, SECI has been requiring in its tendering documents domestic content in solar power plants to also ensure level playing field for homegrown of such projects.”

Tamil Nadu has occupied main setting up solar power projects with total capacity of 1,590-mw until now followed by 1,370-mw and 1,158-mw by Rajasthan and Gujarat individually whereas Andhra has succeeded in creating a significant solar capacity in its geographical landscape.

M Kamalakar Babu, MD, New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP supposed the state will set up an energy university is for which a draft bill would be shaped in the state Assembly in its budget session.