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India Seeks Bids for 300 Megawatt of Solar Projects With Storage

  • Bids called for six 50-megawatt solar projects in 2 states
  • Battery storage of 5 megawatt/2.5 megawatt-hour specified

India has invited its first-ever bids for solar energy projects that include storage as a requirement as part of a trial program aimed at making the renewable resource a more reliable source of power.

Solar Energy Corp. of India, the implementing agency for clean-energy projects, sought bids for 300 megawatts of solar power to be built in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in an advertisement in a local newspaper on July 20.