Telangana government releases solar rooftop tender up to 1,000 kW

The tender covers the empanelment for the supply, installation, commissioning, maintenance, and operation of grid-connected rooftop solar PV plants of 1 to 1,000 kW solar capacity at various locations in the state of Telangana. This is being conducted under the net metering policy for MNRE sanctions.

Bidders should a registered SPV suppliers, manufacturers or system integrators registered with TRSEDCO between the years 2016-17 and 2017-18.

The capacities are divided into project categories from 1 kW to 10 kW, from 11 kW to 100 kW and above 100 kW. For these categories, the bidder should have experience of at least minimum 10 kW, 50 kW and 200 kW installation respectively in the on-grid or off grid sectors, built within the last two years.

The contract period will be from April 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, and the cost of tender is INR 25,000 plus the GST of 18%.

The last date for bid submission is March 3, 2018.

Exploring the storage sector
Such efforts are intended to accelerate the growth of solar in the state and across the country. Telangana is one of the leading states in terms of solar power capacity, and is now planning to explore technologies related to storage.

The peak electricity demands of the state arrive in the morning when solar energy production is low, but by the afternoon Telangana produces almost 1,720 MW of PV electricity, out of an installed capacity of 3,250 MW, according to officials of the Telangana government. Hence, they are exploring storage options to better utilize this total solar power capacity, reports suggest.