The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) from bidders to set up 10 MW of solar projects at the National Cancer Institute located at Badsa in the state of Haryana.
The bid-submission deadline is August 19, 2019.
The 10 MW, solar PV capacity, will consist of both ground-mounted as well as rooftop solar PV projects. The required land and rooftop area will be provided by AIIMS. The scope of work includes the supply, installation, testing, commissioning, along with the operation and maintenance of the projects.
Interest bidders can visit the site and make an assessment of the job based on the availability of land.
Previously, Mercom published an article which analyzed how solar – not black coal – is beginning to power classrooms, hospitals, dormitories and canteens of multitudes of educational institutions across the country. Once this solar PV project comes to fruition, AIIMS will be joining the league of educational institutions in the country that has opted for solar power to meet their energy requirements and to help curb carbon emissions.
Recently, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow installed 1.1 MW of solar projects which will help the institute save approximately ₹6 million (~$85,646.99) annually in energy expenditure. Out of the total capacity, 312 kW is a ground-mounted installation.
In June 2019, Kerala Central Public Works Department (CPWD) issued a tender for a grid-interactive 50 kW solar project at the Indian Institute of Management’s Kozhikode campus. In the same month, Rajasthan State Road Development Corporation (RSRDCC) issued a tender for the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of a 240 kW solar project. The project is to be developed at Sainik School in the Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan.
In April 2019, Punjab’s Akal university announced that it had installed a 1.2 MW solar project for ₹52 million (~$0.75 million). The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has provided a subsidy of ₹17 million (~$0.25 million) for this project. This was the largest solar PV project installed by a rural educational institution, according to the official statement of the Akal University.
Earlier this year, Mercom reported on the news of Tripura University announcing the development of a rooftop solar system totaling 500 kW at its premises, spread over multiple buildings at the university campus.
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Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.