UPNEDA Floats Tender For 38 MW Residential Rooftop Solar Installations


Under Phase II of the grid-connected rooftop solar program of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in the state, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has issued a request for proposals for the installation and commissioning of 38 MW of residential rooftop solar systems having a range of capacities that will be connected to the grid.


The state’s implementing organization for the tender is Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL). The capital expenditure (CAPEX) model will be utilized for the project’s development.


The bids must be submitted by July 28, 2022, which will be opened on the next day.


Bidders must base their solar system prices on the MNRE-provided benchmark cost.


Bidders must pay an earnest money deposit for the general category equal to ‘Rs 1000 x Offered bid Capacity in kW.’

In accordance with the allotted capacity, bidders must provide the performance bank guarantee (PBG) for installation and commissioning. PBG is calculated as follows: Rs [Amount (cost discovered)] x 3 % x Allocated Capacity in kW.

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The PBG must be submitted within 30 days of the work order and has a 15-month validity period.

The winning bidder will also be responsible for the project’s five-year operation and maintenance. 

Participants who lack any prior expertise in installing grid-connected solar power projects will not be permitted to participate in the bidding process.

Grid-connected rooftop solar projects with an aggregate capacity of at least 250 kW shall have been developed, installed,  delivered, and commissioned by bidders prior to proposal submission.

In any of the previous 3 fiscal years, the Bidders’ average yearly turnover should have been Rs. 15,000 per kW of the capacity given in its bid. Or, the net worth of the bidders must be at least as much as the value computed at the capacity given by the bidder at Rs. 7,500 per kW.

For rooftop solar systems with a capacity of up to 3 kW, the MNRE will offer central financial assistance (CFA) of up to 40%. The CFA of 40% will only apply to the first 3 kW of rooftop systems with capacities above 3 kW and up to 10 kW; for capacities above 3 kW, it will be 20%.

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CFA will be capped at 20% for group housing societies or residential welfare groups installing rooftop systems to power shared facilities. The maximum acceptable capacity per dwelling will be 10 kW.

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