Two Small Rooftop Solar Tenders Announced in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has tendered a total of 560 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects through two separate tenders.

The bid-submission deadline for both the tenders is July 22, 2019.

CREST has tendered 400 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV (SPV)projects to be set up at two different government schools in Maloya, Chandigarh with high power evacuation. The tender is for two 70 kW and two 130 kW rooftop solar PV projects.

One 70 kW and another 130 kW rooftop solar PV project will be set up at Government Model Senior Secondary School-I, and one 70 kW and a 130 kW rooftop solar PV project will be set up at Government Model Senior Secondary School-II, located at Rehabilitation Colony, Maloya.



The estimated project cost is ₹20 million (~$0.29 million), and the project completion timeframe is five months from the date of issue of the contract. The performance guarantee has been set at 10% of the project cost.

Both the tenders specify SPV modules used in the installations should be made in India.

CREST has also tendered a 160 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects to be set up at the parking area of Botanical garden, located in Sarangpur with high power evacuation. The estimated project cost is ₹9.7 million (~$0.14 million), and the project completion timeframe is four months from the date of award of the contract. For his tender as well, the performance guarantee has been fixed at 10% of the project cost.

The scope of work for both the tenders includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the project. The successful bidders will also have to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for ten years.

Recently, the Chandigarh-based Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), a government agency formed to operate dams, announced that it would install grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects on the roofs of its non-residential buildings and offices along with floating and ground-mounted projects.

Back in May 2017, CREST tendered 1 MW of rooftop solar projects to be developed with high power evacuation on the Water Works building in Chandigarh.

In 2016, Mercom reported, that the Chandigarh administration provided incentives to spur rooftop installation and is targeting rooftop solar PV installations aggregating 50 MW by 2022.