The SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd.), the government-established renewable energy company, has reportedly issued a tender for the establishment of grid-connected solar PV (photovoltaic) projects of 275 MW cumulative capacity, at UP Solar Park, Uttar Pradesh. According to genuine reports, the detailed RfS (Request for Selection) is going to be available for download by the 30th of April 2019.

Based on what authentic sources say, Uttar Pradesh has fixed a bold target of installing 3.2 GW (Gigawatts) of solar power by March 2021. The SECI is said to have issued a series of tenders, aiming at the development of both solar and wind projects at many different locations.

Sources added that the SECI released two tenders the last week for the solar PV power project development. The first tender entails the set-up of 1,200-MW ISTS-VI (ISTS-connected solar PV power projects) in Madhya Pradesh, while the second tender aims at the setup of 200-MW grid-connected solar PV power projects, along with 300 MWh (Megawatt hours) battery energy storage structures in Andhra Pradesh.

Reportedly, the SECI has also issued tenders for 2,000-MW grid-connected solar projects, the establishment of which will be receiving support from the central government – through viability gap funding. Reports further state that these projects will be built under the CPSU (Central Public Sector Undertaking) Phase-II program by the government producers, with the second phase of the program involving the establishment of up to 12 GW of grid-connected solar PV projects, that received the sanction by the President of India recently.

As per the tender trajectory that is issued by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, around 30 GW was anticipated to be tendered within the financial year 2018-19. Apparently, Uttar Pradesh also has 865-MW commissioned solar projects and 1.3-GW projects are presently in the pipeline.