SECI Issues Tender for a 15 kW Solar Project at an Indian Army Post in Siachen Glacier

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up 15 kW of solar power projects with storage facility for one of the army posts at Siachen glacier.

The brief scope of work includes the design, development, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the project.

The detailed Request for Selection Document (RfS) will be available on March 28, 2019.

Recently, SECI also issued a tender for setting up 14 MW of solar power projects with 42 MWh battery energy storage system (7MW/21MWh each) in Leh and Kargil division. Both Leh and Kargil will have a 7 MW solar project with battery storage of 21 MWh each. The detailed RfS will be available on March 15, 2019.

In February 2019, Mercom reported on another tender for a 1.5 MW solar project at the Agra Air Force Station. The project is expected to meet up to 90 percent of its annual energy requirements.

According to Q3 2018 Mercom India Solar Quarterly Market Update, there is a pipeline of approximately 100 MW of solar projects under the National Solar Mission Defense Program.

Of late, the establishments owned or controlled by Indian defense organizations and departments have been increasingly turning to solar PV technology to cut down power costs.

In July 2018, Mercom reported on the news of SECI issuing a tender for the development of two 1.5 MW (AC) solar power projects with battery energy storage system at Tangtse and Durbuk in Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir.

Recently, Mercom reported on the news of the Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON) issuing a tender to set up a 3 MW grid-connected solar project at Naval Station Ezhimala, located in Kannur district.

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Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer