Rooftop Solar Panels

With the ongoing investigation into the anti-dumping petition filed by Indian Solar Manufacturers Association, GST rate confusion and tariff renegotiations there has been a lull in tendering activity for utility-scale projects. No large tenders have been announced this week, but there were some smaller tenders for both rooftop and ground mounted.

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) issued a tender to select an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop solar projects at 10 BPCL locations and provide operation and maintenance services for a five-year period. The bid-submission deadline is August 30, 2017.

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has invited bids to develop 150 kW of rooftop solar in Jharkhand. The estimated project cost is ₹1,05,00,000 (~$164,550) and the bid-submission deadline is August 28, 2017.

The LIC also issued a tender for empanelment to develop rooftop solar projects in West Bengal and Northeastern region of India. The selected bidders will be empaneled for a three-year period. The bid-submission deadline is August 25, 2017.

The Forest Department tendered a 43.2 kW grid-connected rooftop solar project in Nagpur. The estimated project cost is ₹33,84,000 (~$53,032) and the bid-submission deadline is August 21, 2017. The scope of work includes, design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and maintenance for a five-year period.

Cantonment Board, tendered a 54 kW rooftop solar project at Amritsar Cantonment. The bid-submission deadline is August 23, 2017. The successful bidder will have to enter into annual maintenance contracts for the project for five years after commissioning.

Saumy Prateek Saumy has been with as a staff reporter covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.