10 MW Rooftop Solar Tender Announced in Bihar

The last date for the submission of bids is April 9, 2019


The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) to install 10 MW of rooftop solar projects for sale of power under RESCO model.

The solar PV systems are to be installed at various buildings in Bihar.

The brief scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, testing and the commissioning of solar projects.

The minimum capacity to be quoted by a bidder is 1 MW.

The last date for the submission of bids is April 9, 2019. The technical bids will open on the same date.

To be eligible to bid, a bidder should have commissioned at least 250 kW of cumulative rooftop solar power project capacity in the last five years in which one project should be of minimum 40 kW.

Net worth a bidder should be ₹ 5 million (~$0.072 million)/MW Net in the last two financial years.

Bihar has lately seen various tender announcements for solar projects.

Recently, Mercom reported that Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited had invited bids for 2 MW of solar projects to be developed on a turnkey basis. Bihar Sharif is a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar.

In January 2019, BREDA also issued RfP for the installation of 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems.

Last year in February 2018BREDA had invited bids for the development of 40 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic rooftop projects at various locations across the state.

Other states have also issued tenders for rooftop projects in the recent past under the RESCO model.

For instance, the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited recently tendered 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed on an aggregated basis in August 2017.  The auction for this project yielded unexpectedly low tariffs for rooftop solar PV in India as AMP Solar India quoted the lowest tariff (L1) of ₹1.58 (~$ 0.022)/kWh.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, the cumulative installed solar capacity in Bihar is 110 MW.

Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer