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Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has invited bids to install and commission 3.07 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems of various capacities with net metering at 1,521 government schools across Telangana.
The projects will be developed under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model.
The successful bidder will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project for five years.
The last date to submit the bids online is September 17, 2022. Bids will be opened on September 19.
The project must be completed within 45 days from the date of the handing over of the site. Part commissioning will be allowed for the project in a phased manner. However, the systems allocated must be completed within the timeline.
Bidders will have to submit ₹2 million (~$25,150) as a bid security deposit. The successful bidder will have to furnish an amount equivalent to 3% of the total project cost as a performance security deposit.
The rooftop solar systems of different capacities will be installed at selected sites. The list of locations with corresponding capacities is given below:
Bidders must be valid registered suppliers with TSREDCO and have experience in installing and commissioning a cumulative capacity of at least 600 kW of grid-connected solar power systems on government buildings in any of the last three financial years.
The average annual turnover of bidders should not be less than ₹50 million (~$628,770) during the last three financial years.
The solar modules should have a minimum capacity of 250W, and the efficiency of the modules should be at least 16%.
All solar modules should carry a performance warranty of >90% during the first ten years and >80% during the next 15 years. They should carry a performance warranty of >97% during the first year of installation, and the degradation of modules should be below 1% per annum.
In February this year, TSREDCO invited bids to empanel vendors to install 50 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects under Phase II of the grid-connected rooftop solar program of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Earlier, TSREDCO had floated an empanelment tender for 1-10 kW capacity of residential rooftop solar projects.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, TSREDCO has issued tenders for 64 MW of rooftop solar capacity to date.
Rakesh Ranjan is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.