• The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has published a request for proposals for competitive bids for 250 MW capacity in the state of Gujarat
  • Grid connected PV projects will come up in Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka which will have a cumulative capacity of 590 MW
  • 224 MW of solar capacity has already been commissioned by 20 developers in this hybrid wind and solar park
  • Two wind mills of 2.1 MW capacity each are already generating clean power; total wind power capacity is to be 100 MW

The nodal agency for the implementation of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in India, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), has published a request for proposal (RfS) for competitive bids to develop 250 MW of grid connected solar PV projects at Gujarat Solar Park. On April 22, 2016, SECI announced that the 250 MW tender is part of the NSM Phase II, Batch IV, instead of the earlier NSM Phase II, Batch III.

Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka in the Indian state of Gujarat is being developed by the Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL). It is touted as the ‘first of its kind in the world’, multi developer, multi facility, multi technology and multi beneficiary solar park. The park is planned to be a hybrid one generating both wind and solar power. It has a capacity of 100 MW of wind power, with two windmills of 2.1 MW each have already been commissioned. The foundation ceremony of the park was laid in December 2010 by then State Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, who is now the country’s Prime Minister.

The park is spread in 5,384 acres of unused land in the district of Patan. The total capacity of the park is set at 590 MW, out of which 224 MW of solar installed capacity has been commissioned by 20 developers, according to the information on GPCL website.

As of March 31, 2016, Gujarat has the highest installed solar power capacity of 1,105.15 MW in the country after Rajasthan which stands at 1,264.35 MW (see India Overachieves Target).

For more information about the tender, check the SECI website here.