EESL to Procure 100 MW of Solar Modules for Project in Maharashtra
80 MW should be polycrystalline solar modules and 20 MW of mono PERC
The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has issued a tender to procure 100 MW of solar PV modules (325W and above) for the state of Maharashtra.
The project is for the solarization of agriculture feeders under the Maharashtra government’s Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana (MSKVY).
As reported previously by Mercom, the EESL had floated a tender to install 100 MW of solar power generating systems in Maharashtra in June 2019.
The EESL will supply the solar modules to the system integrators who, in turn, will establish the solar PV projects and provide operation and maintenance services for a period of 25 years.
The last date for the submission of bids is December 27, 2019.
The prospective bidders must submit an amount of ₹3.3 million (~$46,289.2) as the earnest money deposit (EMD), and it is valid up to 225 days from the opening date of the techno-commercial bid.
To participate, a vendor should have designed, manufactured, tested, and supplied at least 64 MW of solar cell or module capacity in one work order. If not, the bidder should have two work orders of at least 40 MW each or three work orders of at least 32 MW each. Any interested bidder should also have an in-house manufacturing facility for solar PV modules having a module manufacturing capacity of at least 80 MW.
The 100 MW solar project has been divided into two divisions – 80 MW of polycrystalline solar modules and 20 MW of mono PERC. The efficiency of the PV modules should be more than 16% (more than 17% for mono PERC).
Mono PERC solar modules have higher efficiency when compared with their counterparts. These modules can help reduce land, and other balance of system (BoS) costs for developers, leading to higher returns.
In October 2019, Hild Energy was awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract from the EESL for the development of 40 MW of solar projects in Maharashtra.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.