CEL Tenders 5 MW Rooftop Solar Projects to be Developed Across India

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the government of India, has tendered 5 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at various Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) premises across the country.

The bid-submission deadline is February 21, 2018.

In the proposed project, CEL has made it mandatory for the project developers to use domestic modules. The power from the rooftop solar projects will be utilized by PGCIL for its captive consumption. The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the grid-connected rooftop solar PV Project.

The successful bidder will also be responsible for the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the project for a period of five years after the commissioning of the project. The project completion timeframe is three months from the date of issue of the letter of award.

The projects will be developed atop PGCIL buildings spread across the country. Some of these projects will also be developed in special category states, union territories, and islands. A single bidder must apply for the total capacity assigned for a particular zone.

While the successful bidders of project sites falling under general category states and union territories will be provided with an incentive of ₹16,250 (~$252.7)/kW, those with their project sites under the special category states and islands will be provided an incentive of ₹39,000 (~$606.4)/kW.

Mercom previously reported that CEL tendered 120 MW of grid-connected solar to be developed across the states of Gujarat, Telangana, and Maharashtra.

In April 2017, the CEL tendered 3.22 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed at railway workshops in states under the Northern Railways. It also invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) to form a strategic alliance to manufacture flexible solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in India.

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