Department of Atomic Energy Invites Bids for a 1.73 MW Solar Project

The Directorate of Purchase and Stores, Department of Atomic Energy, has invited bids to supply, install, commission, and maintain a 1.73 MW grid-connected (without battery bank) solar project at the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR) facility in Kalpakkam.

The scope of work includes the design, manufacture, testing at manufacturer’s works, packing, transportation by road, supply, delivery at site, unloading, handling and storage at site, complete installation, testing, integration, commissioning of 1.73 MW of grid-connected solar power project.

The last date to submit the bids online is October 20, 2021, and bids will be opened on the same day.

Interested bidders are not required to pay any earnest money deposit to participate in the bidding process.


The project should be completed within eight months from the date of the receipt of the work order.

The project will function without battery backup. The power project will export the power generated at a low voltage level.

To participate in the bidding process, the bidder should be a manufacturer of the monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) solar modules in India. The bidder should have designed, manufactured, tested, supplied, and commissioned at least three solar power projects of a minimum capacity of 1.7 MW which should be in successful operation as on the bid opening day.

Also, the bidder must provide a performance certificate from the end-user of a solar project of a minimum of 1.7 MW capacity, with a one-year performance ratio greater than 75%. The proposed solar project should have an estimated performance ratio greater than 75%. The system design, products, installation, and testing should comply with the specifications and meet the site requirement.

As per the tender documents, the solar modules should be of a minimum capacity of 380 MWp and should be mounted on a structure covering the entire effective area. The minimum efficiency of each solar module should be 18%, and the modules should perform satisfactorily in humidity up to 95% with temperatures between -10ºC to + 85ºC.

In May this year, the Department of Atomic Energy issued a tender for the operation & maintenance of a 12 MW solar project at a heavy water plant in Manuguru, Telangana.

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