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In another step to make energy access in difficult terrains of Jammu and Kashmir easier, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up of 2 MW of solar power projects in the state. The two solar projects capacity of 1 MW each will be located at Indian Army posts in Siachen and in Partapur.

The Request for Selection (RfS) document will be available for downloading by March 29, 2019.

Earlier this month, SECI had issued a tender for setting up 15 kW of solar power projects with storage facility for one of the army posts at Siachen glacier.

In another notification, SECI has also extended the bid submission deadline of 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects from March 27, 2019, to April 11, 2019. The techno-commercial bids will open on April 12, 2019.

Recently, SECI issued the RfS for the implementation of 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects for government buildings in different states and union territories under CAPEX or RESCO model.

The total capacity of 97.5 MW is divided into three categories. The first category is for 10 MW comprising of CAPEX Model (Part-A), the second is 85 MW consisting of RESCO Model (Part-B), and third is 2.5 MW comprising of CAPEX Model (Part-C). The ceiling tariff for general category states and union territories is ₹3.50($0.049)/kWh and for special category states and Islands is ₹3.50($0.049)/kWh.

According to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q4 & Annual 2018 India Solar Market Update, rooftop installations in 2018 totaled 1,655 MW a robust 66 percent year-over-year growth. Cumulative rooftop solar installations have reached 3,260 MW and still only make up 12 percent of the total solar installations in the country.

This week, SECI’s solar PV tender coupled with manufacturing component has also been extended again.  The agency has now extended the bid submission deadline to April 4, 2014, from March 18, 2019.

SECI had issued the new tender to set up 3 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity linked to 1.5 GW of a solar manufacturing unit in January 2019.

Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer