Uttar Pradesh Metro Invites Bids for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

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The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRCL) has invited bids to install and commission 2 MW of rooftop solar systems on depots and stations of the Lucknow metro project.

The successful bidder will also have to take care of the operation and maintenance of the project for 25 years.

The last date to submit the bids is September 5, 2022. Bids will be opened the following day.

Within 30 days from the date of issue of the acceptance letter, the successful bidder should furnish ₹2.448 million (~$30,619) as performance security.


The project must be completed within nine months from the letter of acceptance.

UPMRCL has set a ceiling tariff of ₹4.50 (~$0.056)/kWh for the tender. The size of each project should be in the range of 10 kW to 400 kW.

Bidders should have installed and commissioned a grid-connected solar project with a minimum capacity of 1 MW during the last ten years. They should also have installed and commissioned a rooftop solar project with a minimum capacity of 250 kW in the last ten years.

Bidders must have liquidity equal to the cash flow requirement of ₹15.5 million (~$193,871) for the contract. They must have a positive net worth in the last two years.

The average annual turnover of the bidders in the last five years should be ₹87 million (~$1.09 million).

A minimum capacity utilization factor (CUF) of 12% should be maintained for 25 years.

If bidders fail to commission the project on time, liquidated damages calculated on a per-day basis at 10% of the work cost for the left-over capacity would be levied.

The total solar array capacity should not be less than the allocated capacity (kW) and comprise solar mono/polycrystalline modules of a minimum capacity of 330 W and above wattage.

The predicted electrical degradation of power generated should not exceed 20% of the minimum rated power over the 25-year period and not more than 10% of the full rated original output after the first ten years.

The solar modules to be used for the rooftop systems must be warranted for peak output wattage, which should not be less than 90% at the end of ten years and 80% at the end of 25 years.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation recently invited bids to install and commission 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at stations and depot buildings under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model.

Earlier, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had invited bids to install a 1 MW rooftop solar project at the Khyber Pass depot stabling lines of DMRC.

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