Solar power developers have until February 10 to bid for the capacity, which shall be awarded through international competitive bidding followed by reverse auction.
The state—which is already home to 2250 MW Bhadla Solar Park—is on pace to complete a 925 MW Nokh Solar Park in the Jaisalmer district.
With this solar win, Sembcorp Industries’ renewables portfolio has swelled to over 3 GW in operation and under development across Singapore, China, and India.
An analysis by India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) says improvements in PV panel designs and costs, lower financing costs, and state-specific sectors such as the location’s solar potential and certain waivers have driven the decline in Indian solar tariffs.
Initially, solar plants shall be set up at airports in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, which require a PV capacity of around 55 MW and 8 MW, respectively, to become 100% solar-powered.
With 380 MW of generation capacity, Gujarat accounted for 43% of new rooftop solar installations during the January-to-September period.
Domestic bids are invited to develop a 100 MW ground-mounted solar project on a turnkey basis anywhere in the state. Land for the project is to be identified and arranged by the bidder. Bidding closes on October 17.
The generation capacity – three 450 MWp projects in Rajasthan – is expected to be commissioned towards early 2022.
Germany based Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH has been awarded a 250 MW (AC) solar project by Fortum—this time in Rajasthan.
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