Argentina launches tender for supply of 120,000 solar kits
The solar kits will be installed in rural areas with no connection to the country’s power grid.
The Subsecretary of Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina has launched a tender for the supply of solar PV kits to 120,000 rural households within the frame of the PERMER project.
The supply includes the acquisition of both low-power solar home kits and rechargeable solar lamps, and the operation of the facilities for a period of three years, extendable for another two years.
The tender will be held through a competitive procurement process with an international focus, said the Subsecretary of Renewable Energy. Bids must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 15 at 12:00 hours.
The PERMER program is financed by the World Bank. Each installation planned in the framework of the project consists of two photovoltaic panels with a total power of 120 Wp, a battery, a control board and five lamps of 18 W.
The implementation of each project is carried out in an articulated manner between a Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of the Subsecretary of Renewable Energy, and the local provincial governments. The PERMER allows access to energy in a clean and renewable manner and is a policy of social inclusion that is aimed at generating greater equality of opportunity and an improvement in the quality of life of the population, the Subsecretary of Renewable Energy asserted.