Three Small Solar Tenders Totaling 620 kW Issued by Government Enterprises

Over the past week, three small tenders of totaling 620 kW were issued by various public sector undertakings (PSU) of the government across different regions in India.

Following are the details of the three solar tenders:

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited300 kW Tender

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, a Government of India undertaking under the defence ministry, has issued a tender for the supply of a 300 kW solar system in Kolkata.



Bidders are expected to furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹270,000 ($3,911) as the bid security.

A pre-bid meeting for tender is going to be held on July 8, 2019.

Cochin Shipyard – 200 kW Tender

Cochin Shipyard, government-owned shipbuilding, and repair yard has issued a tender for the development of 200 kW of rooftop solar projects on an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) basis. The scope of work includes the site study, design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of 200 kW of grid-connected solar projects on rooftops of various buildings at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala.

The projects are to be developed across five buildings and will range between 30 kW and 60 kW. The contractor will also be required to provide five years of comprehensive warranty for the 200 kW project. The project is to be completed within 127 days from the receipt of the work order.

Interested bidders need to furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹212,000 ($3,071) as the bid security. The last date for the submission of bids is July 27, 2019.

Central Electronics Limited – 120 kW Tender

Central Electronics Limited, a government engineering enterprise has also issued a tender for the development of 120 kW of rooftop solar capacity at the Indian National Science Academy in New Delhi under the RESCO model. Bidders are expected to bid for the total capacity of the project which will be allocated based on the lowest tariff for 25 years. The projects will also be eligible to avail incentives on the capital cost incurred for the development of the projects and will be allotted six months to execute the project.

To participate, the bidders need to furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹144,000 ($2,086) as the bid security. The last date for submission of bids is July 12, 2019.

Over the years, Mercom has reiterated how an increasing pace of rooftop installations in the country can drive the growth of the solar sector and propel the country’s sustainability agenda. The need of the hour is streamlined policies and their effective implementation.

Cumulative rooftop solar installations in India totaled 3.2 GW at the end of December 2018, and nearly 1.6 GW of capacity was installed throughout the year. The top 10 rooftop solar installers in India accounted for approximately 30% of the capacity installed in 2018 in an extremely fragmented market that is largely made up of small and local installers.