In a bid to be self-sufficient in energy and to curb harmful emissions, the Jhansi Smart City Limited has issued two tenders to set up rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across buildings in the city.
Firstly, Jhansi Smart City has tendered 60.5 kW of hybrid rooftop solar PV projects to be set up at various school buildings.
The rooftop solar PV project will be set up under CAPEX mode. The successful bidder will provide operation and maintenance services for five years after the completion of the one-year defect liability period (DLP).
The estimated project cost is ₹7,560,000 (~$108,036). The bidder will get six months for project completion.
The Smart City has also issued a tender to set up hybrid rooftop solar PV projects atop government buildings. The rooftop solar PV project will be set up under CAPEX mode. The successful bidder will provide operation and maintenance services for five years after the completion of the one-year defect liability period (DLP).
For this tender, the estimated project cost is ₹285,740,000 (~$4,083,370). The bidder will get 12 months to execute the rooftop solar PV projects.
For both tenders, the brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of the hybrid rooftop solar PV projects.
An increasing number of city corporations, especially Smart Cities, are turning to rooftop solar to meet their power needs and also to curb emissions.
For instance, in January 2019, Salem Smart City Limited invited bids to install grid-connected rooftop solar projects.
The same month, Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited invited bids for 2 MW of solar projects to be developed on a turnkey basis. Bihar Sharif is a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar.
In February 2019, Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi Smart City Limited invited bids for the development of a 1.2 MW ground-mounted solar PV project at a water treatment plant near Vallanadu. The same month, Tiruppur Smart City Limited, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, issued a tender to develop 4.8 MW of solar power projects at Iduvai village.
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.