Andhra Pradesh Issues Empanelment Tender for CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covers rooftop solar projects with capacities ranging from 1 kW to 500 kW. The empanelment will be valid up to June 31, 2021.

The projects will be developed at various locations in Andhra Pradesh under CAPEX mode. The bid-submission deadline is August 28, 2019.

The rooftop solar PV projects will be developed under three categories:

Category-I – Size ranging from 1 kW to 10 kW

Category-II – Size ranging from 11 kW to 100 kW

Category-III – Size ranging from 101 kW to 500 kW.

Ten bidders will be selected under each category after matching the lowest (L1) price. For projects under Category-I, the project commissioning timeframe will be 45 days from date of award of contract. Bidders executing rooftop solar PV projects under Category-II will get 60 days from the award of the contract to complete the project and bidders who will be awarded contracts to set up rooftop solar PV projects under Category-III will get 90 days to complete the project.

The empaneled firms develop the projects on a turnkey basis and will be responsible for the supply, installation, commissioning, maintenance, and operation of rooftop solar PV systems.

NREDCAP has also specified that the solar PV panel will carry a warranty of at least 25 years. The rooftop solar PV systems installed and commissioned will be under warranty against any manufacturing or usage defect for a minimum period of five years from the date of commissioning.

The mechanical structures, electrical works including power conditioners, inverters, powerpoint tracker units, digital meters and the overall workmanship of the rooftop solar PV systems must be warranted against any manufacturing or installation defects for a minimum of five years.

Previously, NREDCAP had tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects in June 2018.

In the same year, it also floated an empanelment tender for 35 MW of rooftop solar projects. It covered rooftop solar projects with capacities ranging from 1 kW to 500 kW. The empaneled developers were to develop 15 MW of rooftop solar PV projects atop government buildings and 20 MW of rooftop solar PV projects atop residential, social, and institutional buildings in Andhra Pradesh.

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