New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (NREDCAP) has announced a tender of grid-connected rooftop solar PV plants of 1 kW to 500 kW, cumulatively 35 MW, to be installed at various locations in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) under the net metering policy.
The total capacity is divided into two projects; one is 15 MW for government buildings and another, 20 MW for residential, commercial and industrial (C&I), and social sectors.
The scope of work includes design, supply, installation, commissioning, maintenance, and operation. It also includes wiring up to Distribution Board from the SPV Rooftop system. The bid submissions are due on May 3, 2018.
The rooftop projects for plant size range from 1 kW to 500 kW are supported with central financial assistance (CFA) from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). CFA up to 30% of benchmark cost is available for residential and institutional/social sectors – includes health, educational institutions, NGO, and others. For government buildings and institutions, the CFA is based on the achievements, whereas no CFA for C&I sector.
According to the tender document, the awarded capacity to a solar power developer shall be completed within 30 to 90 days from the date of issue of work order by the end user or beneficiary or NREDCAP.
India has targeted 40 GW rooftop solar by 2022. However, market pundits assert that India would not be able to achieve 50% of the total capacity.
As of March 31, AP has installed 2,148 MW of solar in the state through both the central and state government policy.