The Tiruchirappalli Smart City Limited has announced that it has tendered 2.4 MW of ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at sewage treatment plant (STP) Panchappur, located near Madurai By-Pass road in Tiruchirappalli City Corporation.
The bid-submission deadline is December 20, 2018. The expected project cost is Rs.125 million ($1.78 million) and the scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of the ground-mounted solar PV project.
The successful bidder will also be in charge to provide barbed wire fencing arrangement, formation of durable surface for vehicular movement, and water supply arrangement for the solar power project site at a cost of Rs.10 million ($0.14 million).
“The Trichy Corporation is gearing up for a solar revolution. We are also planning rooftop solar PV systems across our own office buildings. This will also be an model for residents of Trichy to go solar,” official at Tiruchirappalli City Corporation said.
Elaborating further, the official said, “According to our plan of implementation of Smart Cities initiative, the Tiruchirappalli City Corporation will also get rooftop solar PV systems installed atop rooftops of buildings owned by it.”
“There are over 200 buildings that have been allocated for this amounting to total capacity of over 800 kW. Rooftop solar projects will lead to an undeviating reduction in power cost of these corporation offices,” informed the official.
Under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, scores of cities have announced their plans for the installation of solar projects to make these cities sustainable.
Recently, the Greater Chennai Corporation also announced that it plans to install solar panels on 662 of its buildings. These buildings would include government offices, schools, and hospitals and these together are expected to generate 3.06 MW of electricity.
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