SECI tenders 34 MW (AC) solar projects for SCCL in Telangana

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The Solar Energy Corporation of India, on behalf of Singareni Collieries Company Limited, has invited bids from developers to set up 34 MW (AC) grid-connected solar power plant at its two different sites in Telangana.

The total capacity of 34 MW—to be developed at Chennur (11 MW) and Kothagudam (23 MW)—shall be awarded to a single successful bidder selected through international competitive bidding followed by reverse auction.

However, there will be separate contract agreements for separate sites with the same successful bidder.

The scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of cumulative 34 MW (AC) ground-based solar power plant along with 10 years of plant’s operation and maintenance (O&M).

Commissioning period is 12 months.

Plants can use mono-crystalline, multi-crystalline or thin-film solar cells with minimum efficiency of 17%, 16.5% and 16.5%, respectively. The cells and modules must be manufactured domestically in India, and must be included in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s list of Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules.