500 MW Rooftop Solar Power Tender Unveiled In India


India has floated one of the biggest tenders in rooptop solar power and this goes to show the country’s willingness to adopt renewable energy to the maximum. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has recently come up with a tender which talks about implementation of 500 MW rooftop solar power capacity spread across the country. Although exact details are still not available but is the biggest ever tender to be floated by the government. All state governments have different regulations for rooftop solar projects and project developers will have to adhere to these norms when they build these projects.

The government of India has set a target of completing 100 GW of solar power projects by 2022 and this includes 40 GW of rooftop solar project. This is one major step forward in that direction. The government has also given a lot of subsidies to companies who have started manufacturing solar panels in the country. Moreover, the country has also got support from various global countires and agencies in order to achieve its ambitious target.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recently announced that the World bank, Asian Development Bank and BRICS development bank will provide $500 million each for development of rooftop solar power projects in the country.

By Atanu Kumar Das