Along with conducting analysis for a 2 MW PV plant for Tamarind Falls Reservoir, Mauritius also wants to explore the possibility of setting up floating solar PV farms in other lakes and reservoirs in the country. UNDP has now issued a tender seeking interest from consultants who could be hired to conduct a feasibility study for floating solar PV potential in Mauritius, Pictured is the Hindu God Lord Shiva statue near Grand Bassin, a crater lake in Mauritius. (Photo Credit: Government of Mauritius)
- UNDP has issued a tender seeking interest from consultants who could be hired to conduct feasibility study for floating solar PV potential in Mauritius
- The plan also includes carrying out an in-depth analysis to set up a 2 MW floating solar PV farm at Tamarind Falls Reservoir
- Selected consultant will need to cover technical, environmental, social, economic and financial aspects of using floating PV technology in the country
- Interested consultants may apply for the tender latest by December 6, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is looking for an international consultant (IC) to undertake an in-depth analysis to set up a floating solar PV plant at Tamarind Falls Reservoir in Mauritius with 2 MW capacity.
The selected IC will also conduct a feasibility study to set up floating solar PV farms in other lakes and reservoirs in the country. The responsibilities will include covering technical aspects, environmental impact, social impact and economic and financial aspects of such a farm on Tamarind Falls Reservoir.
“Consideration for floating solar photovoltaic panels has been made taking into consideration the fact that many surface water bodies located in regions having plentiful sunshine and could be converted into power generation plants. The surface area of water surfaces like reservoirs, lakes, and exposed water storage/treatment basins could be used to accommodate a floating solar PV farm and thus adding value to the previously unusable area,” reads the tender document issued by UNDP.
Interested consultants have time till December 6, 2018 to apply on UNDP’s website that also carries details about the tender.