RSRTC tenders 4 MW ‘RESCO mode’ rooftop solar

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Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) has invited bids for setting up of an aggregate 4 MW rooftop solar capacity in its selected premises or depots in the state. The projects—to be installed in RESCO mode (capital expenditures covered by the installer)—shall come up on the RSRTC buildings identified by the bidders.

Additional capacity up to 50% over and above the proposed allocated capacity of 4 MW can be allowed, subject to mutual consent between RESCO developers and the transport corporation.

Standalone systems are not allowed; the system shall be grid-interactive based on net-metering arrangement. Every project may, however, comprise several rooftop units, each of which may separately connect with the grid with separate meters.

As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, PV modules used should be made in India. The total solar PV array capacity should not be less than the allocated capacity (kWp) and should comprise solar crystalline modules of 300 Wp and above wattage.

Project completion period is 9 months from the date of design approval by RSRTC. The developer is required to submit all the drawings within 30 days from date of Letter of Award.

Scope of work

The selected developer shall be responsible for design, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the rooftop solar project. It shall also provide operation and maintenance for 25 years from the date of commissioning of the projects.

Metering and connectivity of the rooftop solar project with the Discom’s grid—for sale of excess electricity generated from the project—also falls under the developer’s scope of work.

To be eligible, the bidder should have average annual turnover of minimum Rs 5 crore for the last three financial years.