India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Secretary Deepak Gupta announced the invitation of bids for solar power projects with $663 million and totaling 300 MW of capacity under the national solar mission within two weeks. This is the second round of bidding in Phase I of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which continues until 2013. In the first round, 30 projects of 5 MW each using solar PV were awarded.