The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has issued a tender for 7.63 MW of rooftop solar PV projects at the site of Mumbai Metro Rail project line 7 and 2A. The project will be developed under Renewable Energy Service Companies (RESCO) model.
The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, storage, civil work, erection of suitable structure, testing and commissioning of the project. The successful bidder will also have to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for 25 years.
The last date for bid submission is March 15, 2019. The tender will open on March 18, 2019.
To be eligible to bid for the project, a bidder should have commissioned grid-connected solar projects of minimum 3.815 MW in the last ten years or installed rooftop solar of minimum 0.95 MW in the last 10 years.
The annual turnover of the bidder in any one of the last five financial year should be more than or equal to ₹152.6 million (~$2.14 million).
Recently, Mumbai Metro One commissioned a 612 kW rooftop solar power installation at its D.N. Nagar depot, located in Andheri West. The installation was set up under the RESCO model and a power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed with the vendors for a period of 25 years.
In December 2018, MMRDA also tendered 2 MW of rooftop solar projects to be developed atop Mumbai monorail stations and sites.
Mumbai has seen an increasing number of rooftop solar installations in the past with Mercom consistently reporting on them. A few months ago, St Xavier’s High School in Mumbai installed a 35 kW grid-connected rooftop solar project at its premises. The project has been commissioned by MYSUN, a rooftop solar solutions and services company.
Then in August 2018, Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, commissioned a 820.8 kW solar rooftop system at the Cricket Club of India (CCI), located in Mumbai. This is the world’s largest rooftop installation atop a cricket stadium, as announced by the company.
Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer