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Argentina launches tender for supply of 120,000 solar kits

Argentina launches tender for supply of 120,000 solar kits

Source: Prensa Fundelec

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.