REIL tenders solar projects across Maharashtra utility substations

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Jaipur-based Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited has invited bids to set up grid-connected, ground-mounted solar power plants in capacities of 250 KW to 3.5 MW on the open, unused lands at various locations of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited in the state of Maharashtra. The requisite land for development will be provided to the solar developer.

The project is estimated to cost Rs 15 crore. Bidders are required to deposit Rs 15 lakh as bank guarantee.

To be eligible, the bidder should have successfully completed cumulative 3.5 MW of grid-connected solar plants during last five years, with average turnover of Rs 10 crore in the last three financial years.

The scope of work includes site survey, design and engineering, procurement and supply of equipment and materials, testing at manufacturers works, inspection, packing and forwarding, supply, receipt, unloading and storage at site, erection, testing and commissioning of grid-interactive solar plant. The selected developer will demonstrate project performance along with associated transmission system up to 11 kV at the substation. It shall also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance for a period of 25 years.

Crystalline-silicon PV modules from REIL or Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited only are allowed for the project. For modules from other manufacturers, the developer shall have to take prior approval from REIL.

The modules should be rated for a minimum of 300 Wp using 72 cells each. These must be warranted for peak output wattage, which should not be less than 90% at the end of 10 years and 80% at the end of 25 years.