CEL Invites Tenders for 11 MW of RESCO Rooftop Solar Projects Across 35 CSIR Labs

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids for the implementation of 11.12 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects at 35 sites of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) labs across India.

The projects will be developed under RESCO model.  The brief scope of work includes site survey, design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, erection, testing, and commissioning of the rooftop solar PV projects.

The successful bidder will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the grid-connected solar PV projects for a period of 25 years.

The last date for the submission of bids is February 21, 2019. The techno-commercial bids will open on the same date.



The tariff cap for the sites falling under general category states and union territories is ₹7 (~$0.098)/kWh while for the sites falling under special category states and islands the cap is fixed at ₹4.82 (~$0.068)/kWh.

To be eligible to bid, a bidder should have commissioned at least one grid connected solar PV power project of capacity not less than 100 kW.

The minimum average annual turnover of the bidder in the last three financial years should be ₹100 million (~$1.40 million)/MW.

The successful bidder can avail MNRE’s incentive cum award program for promotion of large-scale grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects.

Recently, CEL tendered 11 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed at various locations across Maharashtra.

In April 2018, CEL had issued another EPC tender to set up 12 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in Maharashtra.

Then in June 2018, CEL tendered 100 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to be developed across Maharashtra.