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The Agency for New & Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with capacities of 2 kW to 30 kW under various programs in Kerala.
The last date to submit the bids is July 11, 2022. Bids will be opened the following day.
The projects will have a warranty period of five years from the date of commissioning.
Bidders will have to submit ₹500 (~$6)/kW for the quoted capacity, subject to a maximum of ₹500,000 (~$6,334) as an earnest money deposit.
For any delay in the installation and commissioning of the project, ANERT will charge a penalty of the order value per week or part thereof, subject to a maximum of 10% of the total cost.
Only solar modules listed in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) must be used. Inverters must be selected from the approved component list of ANERT. A detailed balance of materials is to be provided along with the bid.
The output peak watt capacity of the modules should not be less than 90% at the end of 10 years and 80% at the end of 25 years.
Bidders should have service centers and authorized service providers in all districts of Kerala.
Urja Mithra service centers supported by ANERT can also be included as service centers, provided the bidders make separate agreements with them.
Only ANERT-listed vendors for solar power projects are eligible to participate in the tender.
In February this year, ANERT invited expressions of interest from contractors to conduct a site survey to install solar power projects on public buildings under the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.
Earlier, ANERT had invited bids to register vendors for installing solar projects. The scope of work included the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of on-grid, off-grid, and hybrid solar power projects in the state.
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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.