India mulls alternatives to bank guarantees for PV projects


India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is exploring alternatives to the deposits and performance bank guarantees which must be lodged by solar developers to be eligible to participate in tenders held to allocate solar generation capacity.

The ministry has consulted the Solar Energy Corporation of India – the federal entity charged with hitting national solar generation capacity targets – and state-owned power company the NTPC about possible alternative guarantees to ensure projects will be seen through to completion.

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