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Residential rooftop solar projects in Meghalaya

The Meghalaya government has decided to empanel developers for residential rooftop solar project

Residential rooftop solar projects in Meghalaya

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Nov 2020 12:08 PM GMT

Shillong: The Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) has floated a tender to empanel the developers for the 10 MW residential grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the state.

Bidders are asked to submit a humble deposit of Rs 100,000/MW of capacity quoted by 30th November 2020.

The empanelment is expected to last for a year.

The scope of work for empanelled developers include the design, testing, supply, installation and commissioning of the projects.

Bidders who are selected are expected to sign a comprehensive maintenance contract for 5 years.

The MePDCL specified that the solar photovoltaic modules and cells have to be made in India.

Bidders are also expected to provide a detailed claim letter certifying that these components of the system are exclusively made in India and their technical specifications.

For participation eligibility in the competitive bidding process, applicants must have experience undertaking similar work for at least 100 kW of such projects cumulatively.

General category bidders are expected to have a minimum average annual turnover of at least Rs 10,000 /kw, while micro, small, medium enterprises (MSME) bidders are expected to have an average annual turnover of at least Rs 5,000 kw over the last 3 financial years.

These are central financial assistance (CFA) certified projects under the second phase of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's (MNRE) rooftop solar programme.

The residential installation will receive CFA of 40% of the benchmark cost; installation over 3kw and below 10 kw will receive 40% CFA for the first 3 kW and 20% for the rest. No subsidies will be provided for over 10kw.

However, the subsidies are subject to a limit of 10kw per house up to 500 kW.

This cumulative figure will also include individual households that already have installed rooftop solar systems.

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