The Nagaland Ministry of Energy has launched a tender to recruit suppliers to install 3.8MW of grid-connected residential solar systems of various capacities under the Phase II of the Nagaland Rooftop Solar Program. Ministry of New and Renewable Energies (MNRE).
The successful bidder will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project for five years.
The projects will be developed according to the capital expenditure model (CAPEX).
The deadline for submitting bids online is March 23, 2022. Bids will open the following day.
The duration of the empanelment will be 12 months from the date of the empanelment letter issued by the Department of Power.
The bidding process will take place in two zones, Zone I and Zone II.
The capacity distribution under zone 1:
The capacity distribution under zone 2:
The state government said rooftop installations up to 3kW would be eligible for a 40% subsidy. Installations between 3 kW and 10 kW will receive a subsidy of 40% for the first 3 kW and 20%. Central financial support will be limited to 20% for communal installations up to 500 kW for collective housing companies and social welfare residential associations.
To participate in the bidding process, the bidder must have designed, supplied, installed and commissioned grid-connected solar projects with a total capacity of at least 500 kW as of the date of bid submission. .
Bidders who do not have any prior experience or do not have the minimum required prior experience in installing grid-connected solar projects will not be permitted to submit price offers. These bidders will be permitted to implement rooftop solar projects subject to the adequacy of the L-1 price.
Bidder’s average annual turnover must be ₹15,000 (~$196)/kW of the quoted capacity in the last three fiscal years before the date of bid submission.
Alternatively, the net worth of the bidder must be ₹75,000 (~$979)/kW of the capacity offered by the bidder in their bid.
Solar modules and cells to be used in the projects must be manufactured in India. Solar modules must have a minimum capacity of 250 W and an efficiency of at least 16%. All solar modules must come with a performance guarantee of >90% for the first ten years and >80% for the next 15 years.
Earlier, the north eastern state of Tripura had launched a tender to recruit developers to design, supply, install and commission 1MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on residential buildings at different places.
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