Rajasthan tenders 50 MW rooftop solar for government buildings

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Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited has invited bids to set up cumulative 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government buildings at various locations in Rajasthan.

The projects are to be developed in RESCO mode (capital expenditures covered by the installer).

To be eligible, the bidder should have designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a cumulative capacity of 1.5 MWp in the last 5 years, with at least one plant having a minimum capacity of 250 kWp.

Single developers can bid for a maximum capacity of 8 MW. A total of eight developers would be selected for the projects, with the lowest bidder assigned 8 MW and seven bidders allocated 6 MW each. Bidders are required to deposit Rs72 lakh (at Rs9 lakh per MW) as bank guarantee.

Crystalline solar modules of minimum 250 Wp are allowed for the projects. As no subsidy is available, developers are free to use India make or foreign make modules, provided these meet the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy specified grid solar requirements for inclusion in the Approved List of Makes and Manufacturers. The projects are eligible for concessional funding through World Bank.

The scope of work includes design, supply, erection, testing and commissioning with net metering of the rooftop solar projects. The selected developers shall also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance of the projects for a period of 25 years from the date of commissioning.

The projects must be commissioned within 24 months from the date of issue of Letter of Award.

All the projects must be remote monitoring system enabled. The project data collected so would be monitored or analysed remotely by the Nodal Agency, independently or at its centralized monitoring centre.