Bids Invited for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Telangana

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Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) has invited bids to install 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems and small solar power systems under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model on university buildings at various locations in the state.

The successful bidder will also have to take care of the operation and maintenance of the project for 25 years.

The last date to submit the bids is June 28, 2022. Bids will be opened the following day.

Bidders can quote different rates under various categories of 1-10 kW, 11-100 kW, and above 100 kW. Bidders should quote separately for each category.


Bidders will have to pay ₹400,000 (~$5,135) as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder will have to furnish ₹750,000 (~$9,629) as a performance bank guarantee.

The tariff for the program will be set for 25 years.

Only commercially established and operational technologies can be used for the project to minimize the technology risk and achieve the timely commissioning of the project.

Bidders should have executed off-grid or grid-connected solar power projects with a minimum cumulative capacity of 2.5 MW in the last five years.

Their annual turnover in any one of the last five financial years should be at least ₹50 million. They should submit a valid solvency certificate from a nationalized bank of value not less than ₹20 million.

The declared capacity utilization factor (CUF) should not be less than 15%. The solar project developer should maintain generation to achieve the annual CUF of 15% until the end of the power purchase agreement (PPA) duration of 25 years.

The total solar array capacity should not be less than the allocated capacity and comprise solar crystalline modules of a minimum of 250 watts.

The predicted electrical degradation of power generated should not exceed 20% of the minimum rated power at the end of 25 years and not more than 10% after ten years of the total rated original output.

Many universities across the country are going solar to meet their energy demands. Last August, Jai Narain Vyas University issued a request for selection, inviting bidders to set up a 1 MW rooftop solar project with a net metering facility under the RESCO model in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

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