The Center for the Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) has published an Empanelment Tender, in which agencies are looking for on-grid, off-grid and hybrid solar inverters for their solar projects in Kerala.
The final date for submitting offers is November 24, 2020. C-DIT has not specified an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) for this offer. The application form costs £ 1,180 (~ $ 16).
The tender is invited by the manufacturers, authorized dealers of battery models who have been commissioned by the Agency for Unconventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) as original equipment manufacturers (OEM). This list includes solar inverters from Growatt, Sungrow, Fronius, Evolve Energy, Huawei, SolarEdge, Hykon, Studer Innotec and Enertech UPS.
C-DIT said the Power Conditioning Units (PCU) must be a string inverter with the ability to export electricity to the grid. All grid-connected inverters must have suitable self-protection and self-diagnosis functions in order to protect them and the photovoltaic systems from damage in the event of a component failure.
Off-grid PCUs must have a charge controller that is integrated into the inverter or as a separate unit.
In particular, ANERT recently submitted offers from independent agencies for the collective agreement for 10 MW solar power projects in Kerala.
Hybrid inverters must be string inverters that can export electricity to the grid. For all PCUs used in solar projects, an on-site guarantee of five years must be granted by the device manufacturer.
In order to be eligible for the tender, the bidders must have achieved average annual sales of GBP 5 million (~ USD 67,248) over the past three financial years. Engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPC), manufacturers and distributors of solar inverters can submit bids.
According to Mercom's India Solar Market Leaderboard for the first half of 2020, Sungrow, FIMER India (formerly ABB) and Sineng Electric were the top solar inverter suppliers for the Indian solar market in the first half of the 2020 calendar year. The three largest companies During this period, around 57% of the deliveries of solar inverters were made.
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