All three concerned regions share significant solar potential and high interest in utility-scale, off-grid and distributed renewable energy systems, including stand-alone, mini-grids and solar thermal applications. They are also strengthening efforts for local sustainable energy entrepreneurship and innovation. All regions are highly interested in improving QI frameworks for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The following assignment will be the first building block for a long-term regional solar QI process, to be implemented in partnership with the regional economic communities (RECs) within their respective QI policies and processes. Due to the limited financial scope, the assignment will not include the development of new standards but will provide detailed recommendations regarding priority IEC/ISA PV and SHC standards to be included in the regional framework. If feasible, relevant IEC/ISO standards will be already incorporated in an adapted manner. Such standards can remain voluntary, or become obligatory if there are included in regulation, legislation, procurement and legal contracts.
Qualified and interested bidders are invited to apply by 16 January 2023 17:00:00 CET. Further information you find at: https://www.unido.org/resources-procurement/procurement-opportunities
Original Link: Tender: Support for the development of regional quality infrastructure frameworks for solar photovoltaics and solar thermal energy in ECOWAS, EAC and the Pacific Community, Deadline: January 2023 | Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC)