Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has floated a tender for the installation of about 733 solar street lighting systems in Nainital. The street lights must use a 12.8 V, 30 Ampere Hour capacity Lithium Ferro Phosphate battery. The luminaire must an LED of 12 W. The developers will be required to offer a five-year warranty as well as comprehensive maintenance for the systems. To be eligible, the developer must have ha experience in the manufacturing, installing, and commissioning of at least 750 standalone solar streetlighting systems in any government department, state nodal agencies, or public sector undertakings in the last two years. They must also have a valid test certificate of the tendered battery and LED luminaire obtained in the last two years from a Ministry of New and Renewable Energy accredited test lab. The project must be completed within four months of the signing of the contract. Interested bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of Rs 120,000. The deadline for submission of bids is December 3, 2020.
Uttarakhand has been progressively increasing its solar capacity over the last two years. In October 2020, UREDA invited firms to offer technical support in the installation of 10,000 small-scale grid-connected solar power plants under Mukhyamantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana (MSSY). In September 2020, The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited floated a notice inviting tender for the development of 575 kW of small scale solar systems across district court campuses in Uttarakhand. In July 2019, UREDA invited a request for proposal bids for the development of 52 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects across the state.