India recently approved a huge scale up of the subsidy budget for rooftop solar. Flickr: Sanyam Bagha
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has awarded 42.75MW of rooftop solar capacity across India to multiple bidders.
The original tender was for 50MW, but not all capacity has been allocated. The awards are for the design, manufacture, supply, erection, and testing and commissioning including warranty, operation and maintenance of the rooftop PV systems.
Price bids were opened on 7 December 2015. Letters of allocation were issued to the following bidders for capacity of 1MW or above in various states:
|State and Tariff INR/kWh||Developer and Capacity|
|Delhi 5.39||Pasithea Inrastructure 5MW, and Jakson Engineers 5MW|
|West Bengal 5.49||Pasithea Inrastructure 5MW, and Rays Power Experts 5MW|
|Karnataka 5.59||Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions 1MW, and Dexler Holding 1MW|
|Gujarat 5.68||Welspun Renewable Energy 1MW, and Hero Solar Energy 1MW|
|Uttar Pradesh 6.1||Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions 2.5MW, and Genus Innovation 2.5MW|
|Maharashtra 5.59||Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions 1MW, and Hero Solar Energy 1MW|
|NER States and UT's 6.491||Rays Power Experts 5MW|
Other developers that won smaller capacities included Madhav Infra Projects, Amplus Energy Solutions, Ujjas Energy, Hassan Marketing and Ganesh Décor India.
India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved scaling up the budget for grid-connected rooftop solar in the country from INR6 billion (US$90 million) to INR50 billion up to 2019/20, but this will not apply for commercial and industrial establishments inthe private sector.