MNRE Invites EoIs for Installation of Innovative Solar Pumps

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Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) invites innovators/manufacturers/service providers to submit expression of interest to participate in the scheme for promotion of innovative solar pump technologies.

The applications must reach the ministry latest by April 22, 2021.

Purpose of this call for EoIs is to promote innovation in solar pumping sector by allowing the innovators to showcase their technologies in real field conditions. MNRE will shortlist the promising technologies with variable claims for improved parameters and allow the selected innovators to install solar pumps under PM-KUSUM Scheme.

Only those innovative products which are available for testing and field trial will be eligible for participation. Test reports for the improved solar pumping system must be available with the innovator. New technologies for which patent/IP-related filings have been done (patent may not have been awarded) will also be eligible to participate.

New technologies for which patent/IP related filings have been done (patent may not have been awarded) will also be eligible to participate. In this case, organization which has filed the patent should be the sole applicant or lead partner in case of a consortium/JV.

Innovators declared successful by the evaluation committee will be invited by the Ministry to install up to 50 number of improved standalone solar pumps as per the Guidelines of the PM-KUSUM Scheme and the Guidelines for innovative solar pumps. Those who accept the Ministry’s invitation will be empanelled and allocated sites for the installation of solar pumps. They will also be required to provide comprehensive maintenance for the installed pumps for five years.

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