The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in the state of West Bengal has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from project developers and contractors to set up a 5.5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at its premises. The EoI submission deadline is June 8, 2018.
The project will be developed on a build, own, operate, and transfer model under RESCO model. IIT Kharagpur will provide the requisite land, rooftop, and parking shed for the deployment of solar PV systems.
Bidders who have a minimum of five-year experience in the field of design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning and operation of a 4.4 MW solar PV project, two 3.3 MW projects, or three 2.2 MW solar PV projects or similar can participate.
With this move, IIT Kharagpur joins other educational institutions who are making the move to generate their own clean power.
Recently, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Uttarakhand’s Pantnagar town tendered a 5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar PV project.
In June 2017, Jamia Millia Islamia, a reputed government college, tendered a 2.25 MW (AC) solar PV project to be developed under a RESCO model at Jamia Millia Islamia University premises in Delhi.
In the same month, Mercom also reported that Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, tendered 950 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be developed on top of buildings owned by Rajasthan University in Jaipur.
In July 2017, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered an 8 MW (DC) grid-connected rooftop solar PV project on behalf of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
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.