Eskom looks for modules and installing structures for off-grid job

Feb 4, 2020 01:41 PM ET
  • The South African energy is seeking deals for the supply of 1,383 320 W polycrystalline modules and mounting structures, to be used for the construction of 4 off-grid PV projects at its proving ground.
Eskom looks for modules and installing structures for off-grid job
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South African power energy Eskom has issued a tender for the supply of off-grid PV power generation systems to be checked at its Eskom Research Study, Screening and Advancement Center.

The picked supplier will supply 1,383 polycrystalline 320 W modules plus mounting structures for 4 off-grid PV projects. No further technical details of the jobs were revealed.

Interested providers have until February 26 to submit offers. The tender might be connected to one released in October for the supply of 20 three-phase, 50 kW inverters and mounting structures. The documents connected to that procurement exercise also specified the devices would be used in 4 power plants –-- however provided no further details.

With South Africa suffering routine blackouts and the government looking for radical services to minimize the financial obligation mountain debilitating the state-owned utility, the nation’& rsquo; s renewables market has actually required the electricity company to desert costly coal generation in favor of solar and wind power.

The energy business’& rsquo; s mounting monetary travails, and its associated unwillingness to fund renewables payments, was accountable for delaying execution of the Renewable resource Independent Power Producer Procurement Program for big scale renewables by a minimum of 3 years. Eskom is thinking about unbundling its energy monopoly from its other operations as it suffers regular blackouts, in part due to maintenance problems at its aging coal-fired power plants.

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