The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has revised the bidding deadline to set up a 100 MW (AC) solar project (200 MWp DC capacity) along with a 50MW/150 MWh battery energy storage system in the state of Chhattisgarh.
The bidding deadline—originally set for October 27— has now been extended to November 27.
To be installed in turnkey mode, the project shall come up over 405 hectares of government land in district Rajnandgaon.
The work scope includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning, and ten years of plant operation and maintenance. It will also have a transmission line connecting to the Grid at Thelkadi, Chhattisgarh sub-station, with an approximate length of 33 km.
Bifacial panels made from mono-crystalline or multi-crystalline cells are to be used for the project. The PV modules supplier should have supplied a minimum 5 GW capacity globally or 1 GW in India in the last five years.
The estimated completion period is 18 months from the date of the start.
The bidder should have an average annual turnover of a minimum INR 345 crore or US$ 46 million, calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed within the last three years.
It should have executed—as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor or developer—a cumulative capacity of a minimum 50 MW of ground-mounted, grid-connected solar power plants in the last five years, with at least two projects having an individual capacity of a minimum 10 MW. This capacity must have been in satisfactory operation for at least six months before the last date of bid submission.
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Another misguided attempt by Chattisgarh to destroy their limited land to Solar Farms.
It is Chattisgarh’s misfortune of “misusing” its Natural Resources (Coal, Minerals, Forests) to adversly affect the Environment and now desteoy it Agricultural Land (existing or potential) to Solar Farms.
Does India REALLY aneed a Solar Industry that lays to waste limited land to Solar Farms??? I think not…
Perhaps these EAO’s (Elected AND Appointed) Officials can better explain what is wrong with AgriVoltaics…. which preserves Land for Agriculture while also Generating Clean Solar Energy too… SIMULTANEOUSLY…
Of course…. this could easily be part of a huge land scam of transferring Public Land to Owners of Solar Farms….
Perhaps pvmagazine can “research” and see how many thousands of km2 of land have been transferred from Public to Private Ownership by the multitude of Solar Farms mushrooming all across the country.
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