Salem Smart City invites bids for rooftop solar projects

Salem Smart City Limited (SSCL) has invited bids to install grid-connected rooftop solar projects.

The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of the projects. A bidder will also have to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for a period of five years.

The last date for bid submission is February 6, 2019.

The total cost of the project is estimated to be ₹26.9 million (~$0.38 million). The successful bidder will get six months for completing the project.

Under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, scores of states have announced their plans to make their cities sustainable by the installation of solar panels, net metering and various other infrastructural revamps. Here are a few examples:

Recently, Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited invited bids for the construction of an e-rickshaw charging station in Bihar Sharif, a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar.

Previously, the Tirupati Smart City Corporation Limited (TSCCL) invited Request for Proposal (RfP) for 6 MW of grid-connected solar projects.

In March 2018, Karnataka’s Tumakuru Smart City Limited tendered 2.7 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be established on the city’s government buildings.

In April 2018, the Diu Smart City became the first in the country to run on 100 percent renewable energy during daytime hours. It has developed 9 MW solar park in the city along with rooftop solar panels located on 79 government buildings, generating 1.3 MW annually.

In October 2018, Indore Smart City Development Limited also issued a tender for smart meters to be installed under Indore Smart City project.

In November 2018, the Greater Chennai Corporation announced its plan to install solar panels on 662 of its buildings under Smart City Program.

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