Kerala Police Announces Tender to Install a Bifacial Module Based 807 kW Solar System

The solar system will be installed at its premises in Thiruvananthapuram


The Kerala Police Sports and Youth Welfare Society (KPSYWS) of Thiruvananthapuram have floated a tender for the construction of an 807 kW bifacial solar system over the gallery of Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium (CNS). The stadium is located in Thiruvananthapuram’s Palayam locality.

Bifacial solar modules are double-sided, which allows the use of incident sunlight from the front side as well as from the rear.

The last date for the submission of bids is November 14, 2019, while the technical bid opening date has been scheduled for November 16, 2019.

The scope of work includes supplying, testing, and commissioning of the project, including the erection of civil works and maintenance for five years.

The time for the completion of the project given in the tender is 90 days.

According to the tender notice, the work is estimated to cost Interested bidders will have to pay a sum of ₹200,000 (~$2,826) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).

Interested bidders should have prior experience of executing similar works for the government or semi-government agencies.

Slowly and steadily, government organizations from all segments of administration are turning to solar power to promote sustainability.

Just a few days ago, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (SVP) National Police Academy also issued a tender for the development of a rooftop solar project of 1 MW capacity. This project will be installed at the police academy’s premises at Shivrampally in Hyderabad.

Recently, the Delhi Police also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to install rooftop solar systems on its establishments. Through this MoU, it is estimated that rooftop solar systems of 3-4 MW capacity will be installed across various Delhi Police buildings in the national capital.

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