SECI welcomes worldwide bids for 100 MW solar with storage space in Chattisgarh

Sep 14, 2020 06:51 PM ET
  • The ground-mounted, grid-connected project-- to be created in turnkey setting-- will be awarded through worldwide affordable bidding process followed by reverse auction. Bidding process closes on October 27.
SECI welcomes worldwide bids for 100 MW solar with storage space in Chattisgarh
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The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited proposals to establish a 100 MW (Air Conditioning) solar project (200 MWp DC capacity) together with a 50MW/150 MWh battery power storage space system in the state of Chhattisgarh.

To be set up in complete mode, the project will turn up over 405 hectares of government land in district Rajnandgaon.

The work extent consists of design, engineering, supply, building, erection, testing and commissioning, and ten years of plant operation as well as upkeep. It will also have a transmission line linking to the Grid at Thelkadi, Chhattisgarh sub-station, with an approximate length of 33 kilometres.

Bifacial panels made from mono-crystalline or multi-crystalline cells are to be utilized for the project. The PV modules supplier need to have supplied a minimum 5 GW capability internationally or 1 GW in India in the last five years.

The approximated conclusion period is 18 months from the date of the beginning.


The prospective buyer should have an ordinary yearly turnover of a minimal INR 345 crore or US$ 46 million, computed as overall licensed settlements got for agreements in progress or completed within the last three years.

It should have performed-- as a design, purchase as well as building (EPC) specialist or designer-- an advancing capacity of a minimum 50 MW of ground-mounted, grid-connected solar power plants in the last five years. However, such capacity needs to have been in adequate operation for a minimum of six months before the last day of bid submission.

Or, it ought to have carried out at least two ground-mounted, grid-connected solar projects having a specific ability of a minimum 10 MW in the last 5 years from the last day of bid entry. Nevertheless, such capability must have remained in satisfying operation for at least six months prior to the last date of quote submission.