The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) floated a tender to develop 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at various locations in Uttar Pradesh.As per the tender document, each rooftop solar system will have a capacity ranging between 10 kW and 100 kW and will be developed on a capex model on government buildings in the state. Further, the installer will have to provide a comprehensive five-year maintenance warranty under the contract. The installations must be completed within four months from the issue of the letter of award unless specified otherwise by the UPNEDA. The deadline to submit bids is June 25, 2021.
To be eligible, the net worth of the prospective bidders on the last day of the preceding financial year must be at least 100 per cent of the paid-up share capital. Further, the eligible bidders’ financial turnover in the last three financial years should be at least 30 per cent of the estimated project cost. Bidders must also have continuously supplied and installed the same or similar products for 30 per cent of the bid quantity to central or state government organizations, public sector undertakings, or public listed company, in the last three financial years.
In March 2020,UPNEDA announced that both state and central subsidies would be provided for rooftop solar projects to be set up in the state’s residential sector under Phase II of the grid-connected rooftop solar programme launched by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. As per the notification, rooftop solar projects ranging between 1 kW and 10 kW would receive a state subsidy of Rs 15,000 per kW, with the maximum subsidy that can be availed by residential rooftop projects capped at Rs 30,000.