Indian state of Tamil Nadu to stage 1GW PV auction in January

The state of Tamil Nadu has published plans to launch a 1GW auction for PV projects in January, as individual state policies continue to play the defining role in India’s solar ambitions.

In October the southern state of Tamil Nadu, seen as having some of India’s best conditions for solar energy, announced plans to build 3GW of PV capacity by the end of 2015 – with 1GW to be put to tender each year from 2013.

Developers have until 4 January to submit bids for the first batch of projects, which must be at least 1MW in size. In theory, there is no ceiling on the size or number of projects any one developer can win.

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