Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across the state. The grid-connected rooftop solar projects will be developed under RESCO model.

The bid-submission deadline is July 5, 2018. The successful bidder will have nine months from the date of award of contract to commission the project. In this tender, NREDCAP has specified that all modules utilized for these projects must be made in India.

NREDCAP has fixed ₹5 (~$0.074)/kWh as the upper tariff cap for this tender. The project sizes will vary from 50 kW to 500 kW. A single bidder must bid for a minimum 1 MW and can bid for a maximum 5 MW.

The scope of work includes the identification of buildings and leasing rooftops for 25 years, obtaining no-objection certificate (NOC) from distribution company (DISCOM) for grid connectivity, design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, installation, testing and commissioning of the grid-connected rooftop solar PV project.

The successful bidders will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the projects for a duration of 25 years after commissioning.

NREDCAP has been trying to promote rooftop solar in order to meet a portion of the increasing energy needs in Andhra Pradesh.

In April 2018, NREDCAP issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covered rooftop solar projects with capacities ranging from 1 kW to 500 kW and targeted installing 35 MW of rooftop solar PV projects.

Previously, NREDCAP also tendered 2.4 MW of solar rooftop to be developed under the RESCO model in Andhra Pradesh.

Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.