India’s Odisha to tender 500MW solar

The Indian state of Odisha has issued request for selections (RfS) for two separate tenders for 450MW and 50MW of solar PV capacity.

The tenders will come as part of the National Solar Mission Phase-II Batch IV.

Odisha also plans to set up solar energy projects in 198 villages as part of India’s rural electrification programme. In February, the Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) invited tenders from PV system suppliers and manufacturers to install, supply, commission or maintain solar PV power plants in the 198 selected villages.

The latest tender news comes the same day that Indian energy minister Piyush Goyal announced that India’s rapidly growing power requirements will increase by 300% to 4,000TWh by 2030. India’s current solar targets are for 100GW solar by 2022 with a potential goal of 230GW by 2030.

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