TSREDCO Tenders 50 MW Residential Rooftop Solar Projects Development

Rooftop Solar

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Under Phase II of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program, Telangana State Renewable Energy Department Corporation (TSREDCO) has solicited bids to appoint suppliers to build 50 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects. The deadline for proposals submission is February 28, 2022.


The scope of work involves selecting roofs and beneficiaries, as well as establishing agreements with customers at the specified project cost and obtaining DISCOMs permissions. 


Under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model, the work also covers the supply, design, testing, construction, and commissioning of grid-connected solar rooftop systems. 

The developer must employ ‘Made in India’ solar cells and modules. Solar modules should have a minimum capacity of 250 W and an efficiency of at least 16%. 

For the first 10 years, solar modules should have a performance warranty of more than 90% and more than 80% for the subsequent 15 years.

The selected bidder must commission rooftop solar systems within six months of the permission letter’s issue, or by the end of the project timeframe stipulated by MNRE to TSREDCO, whichever comes first. 

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After completing these projects, the bidder would have to provide 5 years of full operation and maintenance (O&M) services.

Based on the bid capacity, bidders must provide a bid bond or earnest money deposit. Within 15 days of receiving the letter of award, the winning bidders shall provide a performance bank guarantee of Rs 500,000.

TSREDCO requested proposals in 4 categories. Categories A, B, C and D rooftop solar capacity ranges from 1 kW to 3 kW, 3 kW to 10 kW, 10 kW to 100 kW and 100 kW to 500 kW, respectively.

For categories A and B, the business awarded 20 MW of rooftop solar capacity, and the minimum bid capacity is 150 kW and the maximum bid capacity is 5 MW. 

2.5 MW and 7.5 MW capacities have been allocated to categories C and D, respectively. The minimum bid capacity for category C is 50 kW and the maximum is 300 kW. Category D has a minimum bid capacity of 150 kW and a maximum of 500 kW.

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In order to take part in the competitive tendering process, applicants must have constructed and commissioned grid-connected rooftop solar projects with a minimum capacity of 200 kW before the techno-commercial bid opening date.

Additionally, in any of the previous three fiscal years, bidders’ average yearly turnover should have been Rs 50,000 per kW of quoted bid capacity. Their net worth must be equal to or more than the value estimated in the previous fiscal year at Rs 50,000 per kW of quoted bid capacity.

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