The Agency of Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) has floated a tender for a 30 kW grid-connected rooftop solar system with battery backup and electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) at its headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
The estimated value of the tender is ₹4 million (~$55,679), and the last date for the submission of bids is December 16, 2019.
Interested bidders should submit an amount of ₹100,000 (~$1,391) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of a 30 kW grid-connected integrated solar roofing system with a net metering facility along with a battery backup of one hour and an electric vehicle charging station.
The 30 kW rooftop project will be installed at the 250 square meter area available at the ANERT premises, and the roofing system will serve as the parking facility for two and four-wheelers.
The electric vehicle charging station will serve as the charging infrastructure for two, three, and four-wheelers and would include fast and slow/moderate chargers.
The supply and installation of the entire system should take place within three months from the date of the supply order. In case of a delay, after the authority provides an extension, a penalty will be imposed at 0.1% per week up to a maximum of 10%.
As for the eligibility criteria, the bidder must be incorporated and registered in India under the Indian Companies Act, and the bidder should show a turnover of ₹30 million (~$4,17, 573) for the last three financial years.
Recently, the CIAL Infrastructures Limited (CIL), a subsidiary of the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), issued a tender for approximately 12 MW of grid-connected and ground-mounted solar systems at Etukudukka, Payyanur in Kannur district of Kerala.
Earlier this year, the Kerala Government launched the Soura program to add 1,000 MW of solar projects to the existing capacity of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) by 2022. Of the 1,000 MW, 500 MW will be implemented through a solar rooftop program. In phase I, 200 MW rooftop solar capacity has been planned.
In June 2019, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) had filed a petition with the Kerala Electricity Commission (KERC) to implement projects comprising a total capacity of 200 MW of solar rooftop systems during 2019-20 to meet its renewable purchase obligations. After examining the petition, the KERC has allowed KSEB to proceed with the tendering process for 200 MW of rooftop solar projects under the Soura Phase-1 program.
Rakesh Ranjan is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.