Small Solar Tenders

A total of 5 MW of small solar tenders were announced by Indian government agencies last week, with large‑scale projects accounting for 2 MW and rooftop projects totaling 3 MW.

The Military Engineering Services (MES) tendered a 2 MW solar project to be developed in Jalipa, Barmer district, Rajasthan. The bid-submission deadline is September 13, 2017.

The estimated project cost is ₹132.2 million (~$2.06 million) and the scope of work includes design, supply, engineering, procurement, erection, testing, installation, and commissioning.

Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation tendered a 1 MW solar project to be developed near the 140 MLD water treatment plant in Dhuktan, Maharashtra. The project will be set up under net-metering regulations.

The estimated project cost is ₹4,73,65,300 (~$0.74 million) and the scope of work includes, design, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning. The successful bidder will be expected to provide operation and maintenance services.

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) tendered 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar in West Bengal. The bid-submission deadline is September 4, 2017.

The capacity tendered includes grid-connected rooftop solar PV installations with capacities ranging from 10 kW to 50 kW and aggregating to 2 MW. The scope of work includes, design, engineering, manufacture, procurement, testing, supply, installation, and commissioning.

The projects will be developed on a turnkey basis and the successful bidder will provide maintenance and a five-year guarantee.

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