IPGCL Issues Tender for 35 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Delhi


The tender is for free installation of solar PV systems for Delhi residents under the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program. The bidders are vested with the responsibility to find the buildings for installation. 

The Indraprastha Power Generation Co. Ltd. (IPGCL) has issued a tender to set up 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Delhi under the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program.

The tender is for setting up rooftop solar PV projects atop residential, social and institutional sectors. The solar projects will be developed in eight parts under both CAPEX (Part A, B, C, D, and E) and RESCO (Part A, B, and C) models. IPGCL has set December 21, 2018, as the deadline for bid submission, including the techno-commercial ones.

The project developers, technology providers, system integrators, Renewable Energy Service Companies (RESCO) and EPC contractors can bid for the project, and IPGCL has vested the responsibility to find the buildings for installation on the bidders.

Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program

The Chief Minister Solar Power Program allows for free installation of rooftop solar PV systems for Delhi residents who wish to adopt solar power. The state government also offers a generation-based incentive (GBI) of Rs. 2/kWh on solar generation for a three-year period from the financial year (FY) 2016-17 to FY 2018-19 under the Delhi Solar Policy. The GBI is disbursed on an annual basis by power distribution companies (DISCOMs).

The Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program mainly aims to provide the necessary and required impetus to solar power and its adoption in Delhi. As per Mercom reports, Delhi has an overall rooftop solar capacity of over 105 MW.


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