Uttar Pradesh Floats Tender for Off-Grid Solar Products

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids for solar street lighting systems, solar projects with battery backup, solar fencing, and solar water heaters in the state.

The scope of work includes the design, procurement, manufacturing, supply, installation, commissioning of these items along with five years of comprehensive warranty maintenance on each item.

The project is expected to cost about ₹281 million (~$3.81 million) cumulatively. Interested bidders are expected to pay earnest money deposits (EMD) based on the work they have undertaken. The last date for the submission of bids is September 29, 2020. Successful bidders are expected to complete the work within four months.

UPNEDA sought about 10,000 solar streets, eight 65 kW solar power projects with lithium battery backup, 1,900 meters of eight-foot-tall solar fencing, and about 25,000 solar water heaters with capacities of 500 and 1,000 liters per day (LPD). A breakdown of the quantities and costs associated with these items is given below.


Uttar Pradesh Tender Off-Grid Solar Projects

UPNEDA did not provide any technical or financial qualification criteria for the tender. It said that tender documents with more details would be made available on its e-procurement website from September 3, 2020, onwards.

In April, the Uttar Pradesh Small Industries Corporation Limited invited bids for the supply and installation of 400 lithium Ferro phosphate battery solar streetlights for District Rural Development Agency , Varanasi under the marketing assistance program. Similarly, another tender was floated for the supply and installation of 200 lithium phosphate battery solar streetlights for DRDA, Sultanpur. In another tender, bids were invited for 36 lithium Ferro phosphate battery solar streetlights for DRDA, Sultanpur. For all the three tenders, 12-watt solar streetlights were specified.

In December last year, the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited had floated a tender for 100 solar street lights and 50 solar fox lights in the fringe area of Karikot village in Katerniaghat wildlife sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.