The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated a tender for 100 solar street lights and 50 solar fox lights to be installed in the Katerniaghat wildlife sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh. The scope of work includes the design, supply, development, manufacturing, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar streetlights including annual maintenance for two years. The bid submission deadline is January 14, 2020.
Three billion people in the world lack access to affordable and abundant energy services to support their daily needs and livelihoods. Among them, 1.2 billion are without any electricity; about 221 million of these are residing in rural India. Offgrid renewable energy systems can play a key role in serving this section of society. In order to address their energy demand, the Government of India has been promoting decentralised solar applications such as solar pumps, solar-powered microgrids, solar lamps and solar street lights for many years.
Read more about the offgrid solar segment here: https://renewablewatch.in/2019/11/02/offgrid-uptake/