Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has issued a tender to install 11 MW of rooftop solar power systems. While 900 of these installations will come with 10 kW of capacity, 100 rooftop grid connected solar power projects will have 20 kW of capacity and these will be installed at various organizations in West Bengal.

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

A bidder will need to quote a fixed quantity of rooftop solar systems.

The completion time schedule for 360 of the 10 kW systems and 40 of the 20 kW systems will be 300 days. Whereas, the completion time for 180 of the 10 kW rooftop solar installations and 20 of the 20 kW rooftop solar is 240 days.



The total cost of the project is estimated at ₹650 million (~$9.29 million).

The last date for bid submission is February 5, 2019. The techno-commercial bid will open on February 5, 2019.

A total of 360 rooftop solar projects with 10 kW capacity each and 40 rooftop solar projects with 20 kW capacity each will be awarded to L1 bidder at per lowest acceptable price schedule.

Similarly, balance of rooftop solar projects of 540 of 10 kW capacity each and 60 rooftop solar projects of 20 kW capacity each will be awarded to L2, L3 and L4 bidders equally.

The average annual turnover of the bidder should not be less than ₹100 million (~$1.43 million) in the last three financial years.

Recently, WBREDA has tendered 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed on customers’ premises in residential, institutional, and social sectors.

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