SECI allocates 42.75 MW of PV rooftop capacity

Indian agency awards bids for distributed solar systems

  • Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has allocated 42.75 MW of rooftop solar PV capacity to various bidders
  • Bids were invited by SECI in September 2015 and awarded in January 2016
  • Larger Awards were up to 5 MW in Delhi with power prices as low as 5.39 INR per kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has allocated 42.75 MW of rooftop solar PV capacity to various bidders. In September 2015, it had invited bids for design, manufacture, supply, erection and testing and commissioning of 50 MW of capacity. This included warranty, operation and maintenance of the same in different states of India. The price bids were opened on December 7, 2015 and the winners were announced on January 4, 2016.

 Winners of of larger capacities include:

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Recently the Indian government had increased the budget for rooftop solar PV to 50 billion INR ($750 million) from the earlier 6 billion INR ($90 million). This will support installations of 4,200 MW solar rooftop in the country. However, this subsidy will only be available for the residential, government, social and institutional sector, but not for industrial and commercial segments.

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