The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for a 100MWac/200MWp solar project with a 50MW/150MWh battery energy storage system in the state of Chhattisgarh.

As well as the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the project, the contract will also include operations and maintenance services for ten years.

SECI has applied for financing from the World Bank and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payments for the project.

Bidders are required to pay US$900,000 as an earnest money deposit. Online bids are now open until 27 October, with a site visit planned for 29 September.

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