GEDA has stated that the contractor will not be allowed to puncture the RCC roof but must design and erect the plant without damaging it
Goa energy development agency (GEDA) is looking to set up a solar rooftop power plant in the Goa legislative assembly complex in Porvorim. Tenders have been invited for design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the power plant, including operation and maintenance for five years.
The 40 kWp grid-connected solar rooftop power plant will be set up on the third floor of the secretariat building at a cost of Rs 30 lakh.
The grid-connected rooftop solar power plant will be connected on net metering basis, where the surplus power generated by the building will be supplied back to the power grid.
GEDA has stated that the contractor will not be allowed to puncture the RCC roof but must design and erect the plant without damaging it.
The agency stated that the installation of the solar plant must be done on a metal sheet, which will cover an elevated truss framed structure which will be erected on the flat roof on the third floor of the building.
“Till March this year, Goa had over 250 solar prosumers-consumers and producers of solar energy. More than 60% of these are domestic consumers and the rest commercial and industrial consumers,” an official said.
Several state and central government departments, agencies and educational institutions have also set up solar power plants including GEDA, Goa University, PWD offices, NIT, MPT, and Raj Bhavan, among others.