Empanelment Tender Floated for 3.8 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Nagaland

The Department of Power, Nagaland has invited bids to empanel vendors to install 3.8 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems of various capacities under the Phase-II of the Rooftop Solar Program of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

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

The projects will be developed under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model.

The last date to submit the bids online is March 23, 2022. Bids will be opened on the following day.


The tenure for empanelment will be for 12 months from the date of the empanelment letter issued by the Department of Power.

The bidding process will take place under two zones-Zone I and Zone II.

The capacity-wise distribution under Zone 1:

Nagaland 1-final

The capacity-wise distribution under Zone 2:

Nagaland 2 final

The state government has stated that the rooftop installations of up to 3 kW would be eligible for a subsidy of 40%. Installations in the range of 3 kW to 10 kW will get a subsidy of 40% for the first 3 kW and 20%. The central financial assistance will be restricted 20% for the common facilities up to 500 kW for group housing societies and residential welfare associations.

To participate in the bidding process, the bidder should have designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned grid-connected solar projects of aggregate capacity not less than 500 kW as of the bid submission date.

The bidders who do not have any prior experience or do not have the minimum required prior experience in installing grid-connected solar projects will not be allowed to submit price bids. Such bidders will be allowed to implement rooftop solar projects subject to matching of L-1 price.

The bidder’s average annual turnover should be ₹15,000 (~$196)/kW of the quoted capacity in the last three financial years prior to the bid submission date.

Alternatively, the bidder’s net worth should be ₹75,000 (~$979)/kW of the capacity offered by the bidder in its bid.

The solar modules and cells to be used in the projects should be made in India. The solar modules should have a minimum capacity of 250 W and at least 16% efficiency. All solar modules should carry a performance warranty of >90% during the first ten years and >80% during the next 15 years.

Earlier, the northeastern state of Tripura had invited bids to empanel developers to design, supply, install, and commission 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on residential buildings at different locations.

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