Daily News Wrap-Up: Seven Companies in Race for 10 GWh ACC Capacity Under PLI

SECI invites bids for 25 MW solar project with 50 MWh storage in Ladakh

April 24, 2024


The Ministry of Heavy Industries’ tender to select manufacturers for Advanced Chemistry Cells under the Production Linked Incentive program has garnered bids seven times more than the 10 GWh capacity to be awarded. The bidders are ACME Cleantech Solutions, Amara Raja Advanced Cell Technologies, Anvi Power Industries (Gensol Group), JSW Neo Energy, Reliance Industries, Lucas TVS, and Waaree Energies for a cumulative capacity of 70 GWh.

Solar Energy Corporation of India has invited bids for the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of a 25 MW solar power project with a 20 MW/50 MWh battery energy storage system at Taru, Leh, UT of Ladakh, India. The last date for the submission of bids is May 13, 2025. Bids will be opened on the same day. Bidders must pay ₹29,500 (~$355) as a tender processing fee.

The Ministry of Power has clarified that power stations must always be available and ready to dispatch power according to the Tariff Policy 2016. Power generators can sell surplus power in the power market to best use unutilized generation capacity. The clarification, sent to energy departments of all states and generating companies, comes amid concerns that some power generators are not offering surplus power in the power market, leading to unused capacity.

NTPC Renewable Energy has invited bids to supply the balance of system package for 1.1 GW inter-state transmission system-connected wind power projects in Bijapur, Karnataka (Tranche II). Bidders must procure land for the project and develop infrastructure, such as roads and substations. The last date to submit the bids is May 27, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day. The cost of bidding documents is ₹22,500 (~$270). Additionally, all bids must be supported by a bid security declaration.

SJVN Green Energy has rolled out a tender for the supply and installation of Balance of System packages, including power evacuation infrastructure and comprehensive operation and maintenance services for three years for 400 MW of solar photovoltaic power projects across four locations in Maharashtra. The last date to submit bids is May 14, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day. The 400 MW solar capacity encompasses four separate projects.

Maxeon Solar Technologies, a Singapore-based solar solutions provider, has filed infringement claims against Canadian Solar, REC Solar, and Hanwha for violating three patents relating to the TOPCon (tunnel oxide passivated contact) technology it holds. It has been alleged that the three companies were manufacturing, importing, and selling N-type solar panels using TOPCon cells. In lawsuits filed in the federal district court in Texas, Maxeon has sought damages from the three companies and injunctions to stop making or selling N-type panels using TOPCon cells.