Rooftop solar tenders pick up again

After a slow 2017-18, rooftop solar tender issuance activity picked up again in 2018-19. Central and state government agencies issued a total of 804 MW (CAPEX 291 MW, OPEX 513 MW) of rooftop solar tenders in the year, up 64% on previous year.


Public sector rooftop market stays sluggish

SECI issued a new tender in February 2019 for development of 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar projects. These projects will be developed on pre-identified government buildings across all 36 states and union territories under CAPEX and OPEX modes (12.5 and 85 MW respectively). This is the first rooftop solar tender…


OPEX market continues to gain share but for how long?

Rooftop solar market in India has seen share of OPEX model increase from barely 2% in 2012 to an estimated 35% as of September 2018. The model is growing rapidly as it is very attractive particularly for the C&I consumers – they make assured cost savings over grid power without any upfront capital investment. Plus,


Madhya Pradesh issues an innovative rooftop solar tender

Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL), in partnership with the World Bank, has issued a 28 MW rooftop solar tender under the OPEX model. The tender has been re-issued but the capacity has been revised down from 40 MW earlier after conducting site surveys. The proposed capacity is expected to be deployed across a range of


Public sector fails to meet rooftop solar promise 

Deadline for project completion under SECI’s 1,000 MW rooftop solar tender for installation on public sector sites is coming up at the end of June 2018. The tender was issued back in December 2016. Because of various problems in the tendering process, final allocation was made for 410 MW only in December 2017. We understand that no


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