The Department of Permanent Campus at Nalanda University has invited bids under a new tender to seek developers for the installation of a 5 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project on itspermanent campus in Rajgir, Bihar. The tender was initially issued in March 2020 but was cancelled due to low response. The project is tendered under phase II of the Central Public Sector Undertaking Scheme; state-owned generators will receive viability gap funding support for the development of solar projects using equipment from domestic manufacturers. Under the new tender, developers would be expected to carry out thedesign, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning of the project within 12 months of issuing the contract. The project is estimated to cost Rs 24.5 million. Interested parties must submit an earnest money deposit of Rs 3.4 million. The deadline for submissionof the bids is November 27, 2020.
Solar capacities are increasingly being installed by educational institutes. In August 2020, Central Electronics Limited issued a tender for the installation of 2.28 MW of rooftop solar capacity at G.B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Uttarakhand. The Indira Gandhi Open University, in March 2020, signed a memorandum of understanding with HMF solar power limited for the installation of 500 kW rooftop solar capacity in its Delhi campus.