The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has floated a tender for a 1.73 MW grid-connected solar project at the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR) facility in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. The scope of work includes complete installation, testing, integration, and commissioning of the grid-connected solar power project, as well as design, manufacture, and testing at the manufacturer’s works, packing, transportation by road, supply, delivery on site, unloading, handling, and storage on site. As per the tender guidelines, the project should be completed within eight months from the date of the issuance of the work order. The bid submission deadline is October 20, 2021.
To be eligible for the bidding process, the bidder must be a manufacturer of the monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) solar modules in India. Further, at least three solar projects with a minimum capacity of 1.7 MW must have been designed, constructed, tested, supplied, and commissioned by the bidder. According to the tender document, the solar modules must have a minimum capacity of 380 MWp and be erected on a structure that covers the full effective area. Each solar module’s minimum efficiency should be 18 per cent and the modules should work satisfactorily in humidity up to 95 per cent and temperatures ranging between 10 to 85 degrees Celsius.
In 2017, The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre of the Department of Atomic Energy floated a tender for a 600-kW grid-connected rooftop solar project to be developed on buildings in Trombay, Mumbai. The projects were to be implemented in on school buildings at JNVs across India’s states and union territories through the RESCO model.