Karnataka launches 860-MW solar tender across 43 areas

Welspung solar park in Madhya Pradesh. Source: Welspun Renewables.

December 7 (Renewables Now) - Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) on Thursday unveiled a tender for 860 MW of grid-connected solar projects in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

The entity, which promotes renewable energy in the state, is looking to allocate that capacity across 43 selected taluks, a kind of district subdivision in India. According to the tender notification, the maximum capacity per taluk is 20 MW and the minimum capacity is 3 MW. Ten taluks are reserved for module manufacturers in the state.

Interested power producers, solar developers and local module manufacturers can submit bids by January 8, 2018. The technical proposals will be opened on January 10, while the date for the financial bids opening will be set at a later stage.

Karnataka has a 6-GW solar target to be achieved by March 2021.

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