Telangana Issues Tender for Solar-Powered Water Pumps

Last date for submission of bid is July 25, 2018


The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) has invited tender for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of Solar PV water pumping systems across the state.

The program is being implemented under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission’s (JNNSM) Off -grid and Decentralized Solar Applications and supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The size of solar PV water pumping system has been fixed at 3HP/5HP/7.5HP in the tender.

To be eligible to bid for this tender, a company must be registered for manufacturing SPV cells, modules or motor-pump sets, or solar pump inverters (tested and certified by MNRE accredited lab) in India. A PV system integrator registered with TSREDCO for year 2018-19 can also bid for the tender.

Bidder should have an average turnover of at least ₹10 million (~$0.15 million) in the last three years and experience of supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning at least five solar PV pump sets (AC or DC) in off- grid solar PV water pumping systems in the last 3 years under any government programme in the country.

They should also have test reports issued by MNRE or MNRE authorized test centers as per the government approved technical specifications.

Last date for submission of bid is July 25, 2018. Technical bids will open on the same day and financial bid will open on July 28, 2018.

Mercom previously reported that the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) issued a tender to procure and set up 5,000 solar-powered water pumps in the state as part of the Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications program.

Before that, the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), a state government agency, issued a tender to procure and set up 1,013 five horsepower (hp) solar-powered water pumps.

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Nitin is a staff reporter at and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer