Daily News Wrap-Up: Uttar Pradesh’s Tender for 500 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

Railway invites bids for 2.68 MW rooftop solar projects in Jaipur

December 19, 2023


Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency has invited bids to set up a cumulative capacity of 500 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government/semi-government buildings and other institutions in Uttar Pradesh under the renewable energy service company model on a net metering basis. The scope of the work includes design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning, including warranty, operation, and maintenance for 25 years for a 25 kW to 2,000 kW grid-connected rooftop solar system.

The Jaipur Division of North Western Railway has floated two tenders to install 2.68 MW grid-connected rooftop solar projects across the station and non-station buildings and platform shelters within the division. The first tender is for a 1.36 MW project, which includes installing solar power systems for railway stations, encompassing both the station building and platform shelters. The second tender for a 1.32 MW project is aimed at non-railway station buildings within the Jaipur division.

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has invited bids under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Program (Phase-VII) to develop 1.8 GW solar and 3.2 GW wind projects in the country. The last day to submit the bids is April 30, 2024. Bids will be opened on May 3. Bidders should note the available grid capacity in the supply areas per the 2025 generation connection capacity assessment of the transmission network. Bidders must apply for cost estimate letters at least 90 days before bid submission to ensure timely processing.

Ambuja Cements, a cement company under the Adani Group, has invested ₹60 billion (~$723 million) in renewable energy projects with a capacity of 1,000 MW. The projects will combine both wind and solar projects located across Gujarat and Rajasthan. With this investment, the company will install 600 MW of solar projects, 150 MW of wind projects in Gujarat, and a 250 MW solar project in Rajasthan by the financial year (FY) 2025-26. The renewable capacity will be added in phases to achieve 284 MW by FY24, 640 MW by FY25, and 1,090 MW by FY26.