India’s SECI reduces gov rooftop solar tender to 500 MW
April 18 (Renewables Now) – Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced to 500 MW from 1,000 MW the capacity sought under its previously-launched tender for rooftop solar power systems on government buildings.
SECI kicked off the tender in December 2016, in a bid to “rapidly escalate” the rooftop solar segment and help the government meet its target of 40 GW installed rooftop solar capacity by 2022. The auction concerns projects on buildings of ministries and departments of the central government.
On Friday, SECI released Amendment III to the RfS documents, outlining the reduction. According to the amendment, 450 MW will be tendered under the RESCO model and the rest under the CAPEX model.
Mercom Capital Group said that this change will be a blow for rooftop installers looking at the government for new projects. The research group said that India’s cumulative rooftop capacity now stands at 857 MW.
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