Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

Delhi’s Indraprastha Power Generation Co. Ltd. (IPGCL) has issued a tender for 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Delhi under the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program.

Project developers, technology providers, system integrators, Renewable Energy Service Companies (RESCO), EPC contractors can participate in the tender.

The rooftop solar PV projects will be installed atop residential, social and institutional sectors. These projects will be developed in eight parts under both CAPEX (Part A, B, C, D, and E) and RESCO (Part A, B, and C) models.

Last date for bid submission is December 21, 2018. Techno-commercial bids will open on the same date.

The entire responsibility of finding the buildings lies with the bidder. IPGCL or the state nodal agency (SNA) may provide help in the matter.

Earlier, Mercom reported that Delhi state government has announced Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program under which Delhi residents adopting rooftop solar projects and residing in co-operative group housing societies (CGHS) will not have to shell out a single penny anymore for the installation of rooftop solar PV systems.

The Delhi state government is also giving a generation-based incentive (GBI) of ₹2 (~$0.0274)/kWh on solar generation for a three-year period from financial year (FY) 2016-17 to FY 2018-19 under the Delhi Solar Policy. The GBI is disbursed on an annual basis by power distribution companies (DISCOMs).

Recently, the Delhi government approved the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program to give the necessary and required impetus to solar power and its adoption in Delhi. This program will apply to domestic (residential) sector consumers in Delhi.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, as of November 2018, Delhi has an installed rooftop solar capacity of over 105 MW.

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