Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Vellore Smart City Limited has issued a tender for grid-connected solar rooftop systems for around 130 buildings.

The capacity of the rooftop projects will vary from 1 kW-36 kW. The largest rooftop project of 36 kW will be installed at Vellore Fort.

The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of the project. The successful bidder will also have to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for five years.

The successful bidder will also have to facilitate net-metering from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO).



The last date for the submission of bid is March 4, 2019.

To be eligible to bid, a bidder should be an empaneled vendor by the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency or Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for the last three years.

The net worth of bidder should be ₹20 million (~$0.28 million) at the close of any of the last three financial years.

The project implementation period will be for a period of 6 months (including the time taken for obtaining the necessary approvals) extendable up to 3 months from the date of signing the agreement.

Under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, scores of states have announced their plans to make their cities sustainable by the installation of solar panels, net metering and various other infrastructural revamps. Here are a few examples:

Recently, Tiruppur Smart City Limited, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, has issued a tender to develop 4.8 MW of solar power projects at Iduvai village.

Previously, the Tirupati Smart City Corporation Limited Invited Request for Proposal for 6 MW of grid-connected solar projects.

In November 2018, the Greater Chennai Corporation announced its plan to install solar panels on 662 of its buildings under Smart City Program.

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