Nine bidders for supply of solar panels

Another batch of solar panels for the hinterland seems in the making soon as the Office of the President yesterday received bids for the supply and delivery of same.

The tenders were yesterday opened at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and saw nine bids.

It is unclear how many panels would be supplied as the amount was not stated nor were the areas for which they were needed listed.

It was only last Saturday that the Guyana Energy Agency placed an advertisement, stating that government was considering the installation of a further 3000 to 6000 photovoltaic home systems over the next three to six months in rural and hinterland areas.

Noting that there is now a growing demand for an AC supply to charge and operate small laptop computers and other appliances, the government said that it hoped through the call for proposals to “learn of equipment which might now be in production at large volumes and which would be available at attractive, advantageous prices”.

The respective companies and their bids are shown in the table below.


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