The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recently unveiled a clean energy rollout trajectory that will require setting up of solar power plants of 77 GW capacity by 2020 with an approximate investment of Rs. 3, 50,000/- crores. The Ministry desires that a significant part of the raw materials and equipment to be used in the above mentioned 77 GW capacity solar plant are manufactured locally so that both “Make in India” and energy security are ensured, within the framework of WTO agreement and guidelines.

With reference to the above, SECI has invited Expressions of Interest from prospective manufacturers to set up integrated solar manufacturing facility in the country in a span of 3 years. The selected manufacturers will be given an assured solar power project capacities to be set up by them in a phased manner. The allocation of solar power capacity will be done through an open tender to be floated by SECI. The tender document will be finalized based on the inputs received from this EOI.

The EoI can be accessed here.