The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has issued a tender to install 3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects with a net metering facility.
Interested bidders are expected to submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹200,000 (~$2,678). Startups, Micro and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) based in Haryana have been exempted from the payment of the EMD. The last date for the submission of the bids is August 26, 2020.
The scope of work would include supply, testing, installation, and commissioning of the rooftop solar projects. The solar systems would also come with a warranty for five years. The successful bidders would be required to provide operation and maintenance services for five years. The project should be completed within three months from the date of the work order. The tender also includes the supply of solar and bidirectional meters. The modules used in the systems could either be imported or manufactured locally.
According to the tender document, the total capacity of 3 MW has been divided into two categories. The first category is for 1.4 MW comprising of grid-connected rooftop solar projects without a battery bank, and the second category for the remaining 1.6 MW would consist of grid-connected hybrid rooftop solar projects with a battery bank. Battery banks should also be provided with a battery management system.
To be eligible to participate in the competitive bidding process, applicants must have installed at least 1.2 MW of solar power projects in the last five years.
The applicants must have had a minimum average annual turnover of ₹57 million (~$762,567) in the last three years. They are also expected to have a positive net worth in the previous financial year.
According to the tender document, the successful bidder must use only domestically manufactured solar modules made with domestically manufactured solar PV cells.
According to Q1 2020 Mercom India Solar Quarterly Market Update, Haryana has nearly 121 MW of rooftop solar projects in operation.
Last month, Haryana had invited bids for 30 MW rooftop solar projects on government buildings in the state. The capital investment for the project would be nearly ₹1.1 billion (~$14.45 million). The systems would be installed under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model. The contract will also include operation and maintenance services for 25 years.
Recently, HERC issued new regulations for single-point supply through rooftop solar and open access projects for residential and commercial consumer categories in the state. The consumers include employers’ colonies, group housing societies and residential or residential cum commercial, commercial complexes of developers and industrial estates, IT parks, and special economic zone.