Innovators declared successful by the evaluation committee will be invited by the Ministry to install up to 50 improved standalone solar pumps as per the guidelines of the PM-KUSUM Scheme
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoIs) from companies that wish to install innovative stand-alone solar pumps in the country under the PM-KUSUM Scheme.
Eligibility for participating in the EoI will include those innovative products which are available for testing and field trial and the test report for the improved solar pumping system is 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.
The Ministry explained that the purpose of this EoI call is to promote innovation in solar pumping sector by allowing the innovators to showcase their technologies in real field conditions. It added that it will shortlist the promising technologies with variable claims for improved parameters and allow the selected innovators to install solar pumps under the PM-KUSUM Scheme.
“Innovators declared successful by the evaluation committee will be invited by the Ministry to install up to 50 improved standalone solar pumps as per the guidelines of PM-KUSUM Scheme. Innovators who accept the invitation of the Ministry will be empanelled and allocated sites for installation of solar pumps,” added the notice.
In addition to that, the Ministry said that participating companies will have to provide a comprehensive maintenance contract for the installed pumps for a period of five years.
The last date of submission of EoIs is 22 April, 2021.