The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended
the tender document pertaining to the 1,000 MW solar rooftop auction for
government buildings, reducing the capacity to 500 MW.
reported, that the SECI tendered 1,000 MW of rooftop solar to be installed
on government buildings and offices throughout the country. Of the 1,000 MW,
300 MW were planned to be developed under the CAPEX (purchase) model and 700 MW
under the RESCO (lease) model.
According to an SECI survey, the proposed potential
capacities related to all the states, union territories and islands comes out
to be 500 MW combined in both Part-A (CAPEX) and Part-B (RESCO), requiring a
reduction in the tender.
amendments now state that 50 MW will be
tendered under the CAPEX model (Part-A) and 450 MW under RESCO model (Part-B).
Under Part-A, bidders can apply for a minimum aggregate capacity of 500 kW and
maximum aggregate capacity of 5 MW. Under Part-B, bidders can apply for minimum
aggregate capacity of 2 MW and maximum aggregate capacity of 50 MW.
A single bidder can apply for a maximum capacity of 55 MW
under Part-A and Part-B together. The successful bidder is required to complete
installation of the rooftop system within 11 months from the date of issue of
the allocation letter for general category states and union territories, and
within 14 months from the date of issue of the allocation letter for special
category states and union territories.
The SECI will reduce incentives if at least 40 percent of
the project is not complete within the stipulated timeframe.
the rooftop tender for 1000 MW to 500 MW is a blow for rooftop installers who
are looking at the government for new projects. Cumulative rooftop installation
in India now stands at 857 MW.