JAKEDA Floats Tender For 200 MW Rooftop Solar Systems Installation In Jammu


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The Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has issued an invitation for bids to appoint companies to install and commission 200 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems of capacities ranging from 1 kW to 10 kW in the city of Jammu. 


The proposals must be submitted by July 29, 2022. Bidders must base their solar system prices on the benchmark cost specified by MNRE.


The project is carried out as part of the Jammu Solar City Mission, which falls under the Phase II of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) Rooftop Solar Program.

To be appointed by JAKEDA for the project’s implementation, businesses outside of Jammu and Kashmir must provide a performance guarantee of Rs 5 million for five and a half years. While Jammu and Kashmir-based businesses are required to produce a Rs 1 million performance guarantee for five and a half years.

Further, to participate in the bidding, bidders must have previous experience with designing, installing, supplying, and commissioning grid-connected rooftop solar projects through public sector initiatives of state or federal governments, governmental agencies, or initiatives sponsored by MNRE. 

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These projects must also have been completed prior to the bid submission deadline.

For rooftop solar systems with a capacity of up to 3 kW, MNRE will offer central financial aid (CFA) of up to 40%. For rooftop solar installations with capacities greater than 3 kW and less than 10 kW, the CFA of 40% will be applicable to only the first 3 kW of capacity, while for capacities above 3 kW only 20% CFA will be applicable.

The solar cells and modules that will be utilized in the project must be produced in India. Solar modules should have an efficiency of at least 16 percent and a minimum power of 250 W.

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