The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated a fresh manufacturing-linked solar tender with fewer obligations. However, cap on tariffs that acted as wet-banked in the previous 10 GW manufacturing linked solar tender and in several recent tenders seems like it going to stay and is likely to be disputed again.
SECI floated the fresh 3 GW ISTS connected solar PV power plant linked setting up of 1.5GW (Per Annum) solar manufacturing plant under global competitive bidding.
SECI notes that the detailed RfS document are under preparation and shall be available for downloading from 18:00 HRS on 30.01.2019 onwards on www.tcil-india-electronictender.com.
The tender format is expected to remain the same which is considered inherently flawed by the developers. Companies will be required to venture into both project development and manufacturing.