India Announces 7.5 Gigawatt Solar Tenders In Jammu & Kashmir


India Announces 7.5 Gigawatt Solar Tenders In Jammu & Kashmir

After a long wait of around five years, the Indian government has issued tenders to set up 7.5 gigawatts of solar power capacity in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The plans to set up large-scale solar power projects were first floated in 2014.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) recently issued a global tender to set up 2.5 gigawatts of solar power capacity in Kargil district and 5 gigawatts of solar power capacity in Leh district, both located in the India’s northern-most state of Jammu & Kashmir. This tender is part of the overall solar power installed capacity target for the state of 23 gigawatts. The tender offers one block (solar park) of 2.5 gigawatts in Kargil, and two blocks (solar parks) of 2.5 gigawatts each in Leh. Read more

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