Tender Issued for Supply of Modules, Inverters, Batteries, and Mounting Structures in Kerala

Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has issued an expression of interest to register original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for supplying modules, solar inverters, batteries, and mounting structures for solar projects implemented by ANERT.

Successful bidders will be shortlisted for the supply of components for projects to be implemented by ANERT from time to time.

The last day to submit the bids is April 22, 2022. The bids will be opened on April 23.

Bidders must pay a registration fee of ₹50,000 (~$660). The successful bidder must deposit an amount equivalent to 3% of the value of the contract as performance security, minus the amount of money deposited with the tender.


To be eligible for the supply of solar modules, bidders should have a minimum manufacturing capacity of 10 MW within India. They should have supplied at least 25 MW for projects within India. Bidders must also be listed in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s list of models and module manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) regulation.

The bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹20 million during any two of the last five financial years ending March 31, 2020. The bidders must have a positive net worth in two out of the last five financial years. Bidders must also submit a certified turnover certificate issued by the chartered accountant with a unique document identification number.

To be eligible for the supply of solar inverters, bidders must have a minimum manufacturing capacity of 10 MW within India. They should have supplied at least 20 MW for projects within India. The financial eligibility of the bidders will be the same as mentioned above.

To be eligible for the supply of batteries, bidders must have a minimum manufacturing capacity of 25 MWh within India. They should have supplied at least 30 MWh for projects within India. The financial eligibility of the bidders will be the same as mentioned above.

The supply of items must be done within three weeks from the issue of the supply order. For any delay in supply, ANERT will charge a penalty of 0.5% of the order value per week or part thereof, subject to the cost not exceeding 10% of the total cost. Order will be canceled if the delay of service is more than this time, and work will be issued to the second successful bidder.

ANERT had invited expressions of interest from contractors to conduct a site survey to install solar power projects on the premises of public buildings under the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, ANERT has so far floated tenders for 30.5 MW of solar power projects.