Southern Railways seeks bids for 1.2 MW rooftop solar projects


Southern Railway has issued a request for proposals to install 1.2 MW rooftop solar projects. To be situated at various locations in Perambur, Chennai, the projects will be developed on the basis of renewable energy service company model. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 169.8 million. The project is a part of Indian Railways’ initiatives to utilise renewable energy sources for powering its operations.

According to the tender guidelines, the bidders are required to furnish Rs 1.28 million as an earnest money deposit. The developer will undertake the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing, and commissioning of the rooftop solar PV system, as well as its ongoing operation. The bid submission deadline is May 21, 2024.

To be eligible, the bidders are required to have installed either at least 200 kWp of grid-connected rooftop solar systems or 1,000 kWp of any grid-connected systems. The joint venture entities are permitted to participate in the bidding process for the project. The project is required to be commissioned within 240 days of receiving the letter of award.

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