Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO), which implements various renewable energy programmes and undertakes energy conservation activities in Telengana in due consultation with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Bureau of Energy Efficiency, has opened bids for as many as 123 rooftop solar photovoltaic (SPV) projects of different capacities across the state with a total cumulative capacity of 5.4 MW.
TSREDCO is the State Nodal Agency (SNA) for Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the State Designated Agency (SDA) for Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, nominated by Government of Telangana, for implementing all renewable energy programmes and energy conservation activities in the youngest state of India.
According to TSREDCO, August 3, 2019 is the last date for submitting the bids online. The firms applying for the projects need to have at least 10 years of experience in manufacturing and experience of installing solar grid-connected rooftop (GCRT) systems of at least 10 MW with SPV module efficiency of over 15 percent under standard testing conditions.
Telangana has a vast solar potential with average solar insolation of nearly 5.5 kWh/m2 with over 300 sunshine days. Solar power generation potential is estimated at 20.41 GW in the state.
The Telangana Government has also announced ‘Telangana Solar Power Policy-2015’ which gives suitable incentives and promotional benefits to the developers. Wind Policy and Solar-Wind Hybrid Policy and Electric Vehicle Policy are under active consideration of the government.
Telangana is also the first state in India which has made Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) mandatory for the commercial buildings and other non-residential buildings that have a plot area of more than 1,000 sq mts or built up area of 2,000 sq mts.