The State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for 500 MW in May this year. Results of the bidding are to be announced soon. The bid was to submit online and now the Tender opening is in progress.
The 500 MW tender will almost double the country’s current installed rooftop capacity of 525 MW, built over many years.
SECI has received bids totalling 602 MW for the 500 MW from 130 bidders. Of which, 122 bids were acceptable.
In tender SECI proposed to give 30% capital subsidy to the lowest cost bidders in general category states and UTs and 70% capital subsidy to the lowest cost bidders in special category states and UTs.
North East, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu&Kamshmir, Lakshadweep, A&N Islands are categorized in special category.
The bidding process under this rooftop scheme was for PART-A (CAPEX Only), PART-B (RESCO Only) and Part – C (Capex Only) for residential and small capacities.
- Under PART-A, Bidder could apply for the minimum aggregate capacity of 500 kWp and maximum aggregate capacity of 10 MW.
- Under PART-B, Bidder could apply for the minimum aggregate bid capacity of 2 MWp and maximum aggregate bid capacity of 20 MWp and
- Under PART-C, Bidder could apply for the minimum aggregate bid capacity of 100 kWp and maximum aggregate bid capacity of 2 MWp.
State wise list of lowest discovered prices for SECI 500 MW has been revealed and can be seen above. List of all bidder wise and state wise with respective quoted prices and capacities will be updated soon.