Bids Invited for 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Kagal Municipal Council, Maharashtra, has invited bids to design, engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commission an aggregate capacity of 1.1 MW of rooftop solar projects at various locations.

The successful bidder must set up and commission the solar project within six months from the award of the work. The vendor will also have to take care of maintenance activities of the projects for 15 years.

The last date to submit the bids is January 7, 2022. Bids will be opened on January 10.

The successful bidder will have to furnish a performance bank guarantee equivalent to 15% of the contract value within 15 days of signing the contract.

Bidders should have experience in implementing grid-connected solar power projects of at least 1 MW capacity as on the bid submission date. They should have an annual turnover of at least ₹50 million (~$656,823).

The successful bidder should generate a minimum of 1.5 million units/MW per year at the consumption side energy meter in the utility substation irrespective of the efficiency of the project.

The successful bidder must secure approval for net-metering and grid connectivity of the solar system per the prevailing guidelines of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).

If the systems are not installed and commissioned within the stipulated period, the bidder will have to pay a penalty of 0.5% per week, subject to a maximum of 10% of the total cost of the systems. The penalty will be recovered either from the amount due to the bidder or by encashing the performance bank guarantee.

The overall energy performance ratio of the system should exceed 75%, and the capacity utilization factor (CUF) should be maintained above the minimum value of 15% during the maintenance period of 15 years.

The solar modules should be made of monocrystalline silicon cells and have a conversion efficiency equal to or greater than 15%. The modules should perform satisfactorily in humidity up to 508%, with temperatures between 0 degrees Celsius and 55 degrees Celsius.

The predicted electrical degradation at the end of the period of 25 years should not be more than 7% of the full rated original output. The degradation should not be more than 15% percent of full rated output for the remaining ten years.

The Nashik Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra recently invited bids from consultants to set up solar power projects.

Earlier in 2019, the Maharashtra Energy Development Agency had floated nine tenders for solar projects in nine municipal councils totaling 12.2 MW. The projects were tendered under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Abhiyan.

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