ANERT Issues Bids for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery Backup

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The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids from vendors for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of approximately 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects with a battery backup capacity in Kerala.

The scope of work covers the supply, installation, and commissioning of rooftop solar power projects ranging from 2 kW to 25 kW with battery backup.

The successful bidder must also provide a five-year warranty from the date of commissioning.

The last date to submit the bids is October 17, 2022. Bids will be opened the following day.

The successful bidder must deposit an amount equivalent to 3% of the awarded contract work cost.

The battery backup for these projects must be quoted depending on the quoted solar capacity. Bidders must install a battery bank of 1 hour (1200 Whr/kW) and 3 hours (3600 Whr/kW) of Tubular LMLA (Low Maintenance Lead Acid), VRLA (Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid) GEL (Gelled Electrolyte) type as well as Lithium Ferro Phosphate.

Bidders must quote for the capacities as mentioned below:

Anert Tender Battery Bank Requirements for Rooftop Solar

 

The tender seeks proposals from vendors registered with ANERT who have the necessary experience, capability, and expertise to provide the proposed services. ANERT will evaluate the technical bids to determine whether they qualify the essential eligibility criteria, following which a list of the qualifying bidders will be made.

Bidders will be allocated capacity based on the lowest bid (L1).

The successful bidder should sign the contract agreement within seven days of the work order and should start services within 15 days.

The solar modules used for the project must be from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

In July this year, ANERT invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with capacities of 2 kW to 30 kW under various programs in Kerala.

Mercom India Research found that government agencies across India floated solar tenders totaling 14 GW in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 56% compared to the previous quarter.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, ANERT has floated 53 MW of rooftop solar tender to date.