India’s Rajasthan state has revived a call for bids to set up 200 MW of solar power projects after an 11-month delay.

Contracts for 100 MW of PV plants and 100 MW of solar-thermal plants are to be auctioned, according to the website of the state-run Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corp.

Rajasthan solar plant

Bids are due by 11 January for contracts for 5 MW and 10 MW PV projects and for 50 MW solar-thermal plants. Developers would have a year to complete PV plants and two years to complete solar-thermal plants.

Rajasthan is second only to the neighboring state of Gujarat in its average solar irradiation, according to a joint study by the India Meteorological Department and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The northwestern state earlier requested bids last December but failed to carry out the auction.

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