Solar assessor expert for the installation of solar power system for Somali, Gambella, Amhara UNICEF Field Offices
One of the main areas of concern in the world today is climate change and the move to cap global carbon emissions through investment in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies. The environment and energy crises are major issues worldwide. The release of greenhouse gases, especially CO2 from power generation using coal, gas, and steam, depletes the ozone layer and creates more pollution. Shortages in fossil fuels and increasing energy demands also contribute to the energy crisis.
Solar energy can be generated in two forms, namely electricity and heat. Solar cells or “photovoltaics” (PV) are used to convert solar radiation into electricity. Photovoltaic systems release no greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and they don’t even need direct sunlight to produce energy; they just need daylight, and this means they can operate even during cloudy and less bright days. It's true that you can't make solar energy at night, or on overcast days, therefore use a battery bank to store power to use at night. The biggest advantage is that it uses a renewable source of fuel, the sun.
UNICEF is seeking to implement a more resource-efficient and sustainable way of office operations towards ‘greening’ initiatives. In this context, the office is planning to install solar system in all field offices, with initial consideration in three field offices, Gambella, Bahir Dar and Hawassa.
Location: Gambella, Bahir Dar and Hawassa
Duration:3 Months (Indicative)
Start Date:01 November 2021
Reporting to: Operations Manager,
- Using solar power energy will reduce UNICEF’s environmental footprint
- To minimize power interruption and to enable the offices to have a sustainable power supply system.
- To minimize utilizing backup generators at all field offices and warehouses which is not environmentally friendly.
- Solar power energy will enable the offices to reduce the cost of fuel, generator spare parts, and maintenance costs.
- UNICEF Jijiga Field Office, Somali regional Government.
- UNICEF Gambella Field Office, Gambella Regional Government.
- UNICEF Bahir-Dar Field Office, Amhara Regional Government.
- The Contractor shall conduct an assessment of pre-installation on the proposed office facilities and utilization of power consumption and come up with:
- Undertake the pre-installation assessment -identify the suitable position, measure the energy use, the connection of the solar power system to the grid.
- Conduct a physical site analysis to confirm proposed location(s) of the solar array(s) are suitable and that the advised available space is correct. This analysis shall investigate and consider and record any shading on any proposed solar panel array locations and other environmental & surrounding factors.
- Complete design for the installation work. The design proposal should consider both battery backup and without battery backup solutions.
- Detail and accurate bill of quantity for all expenditures, including equipment and specification of components required for solar power generation, and detailed drawings.
- Provide strategic operation & maintenance plan and cost for the same and also manpower and skill requirement.
- To do the quality inspection during installation work, post-commissioning performance assessment.
- Technical bid facilitation, support in the technical bid analysis and evaluation.
- The Contractor will undertake the required task as per the following methodology:
- The contractor will travel to the three locations (Gambella, Bahir Dar and Hawassa) and physically undertake the assessment of pre-installation work.
- The contractor will be engaged in the bid analysis process, in Addis Ababa UNICEF Country office.
- The contractor will travel to the three locations (Gambella, Bahir Dar and Hawassa) to monitor the installation work and final assessment.
- The contractor will provide a report of the findings, per each activity undertaken.
- During the contract issuance, the contractor will provide the travel plan and timeline of activities which will be categorized as phases and shall be linked to the deliverables and payment modality.
- The contractor is expected to provide the following deliverables:
- A complete report of the pre-assessment indicated in the specific task, with recommendations to the suitable system design and system sizing.
- A complete and detailed bill of quantity for all expenditures, including equipment and specification of each components required for solar power generation, and detail drawings.
- Evaluation of technical bids.
- Submit the evaluation and final of the project completion report.
- Any technical advice linked to the installation and maintenance of the solar energy.
The contractor shall provide a complete report, at the end of each activity outlined above.
- Essential: Master’s degree in Engineering or science stream. Desirable: Advanced degree in Engineering/Physics, Master’s in energy systems with special emphasis in solar energy.
- The contractor should have at least 6-8 years of proven technical experience in renewable energy and undertaking the similar projects and/or installation of solar power systems for other national/international institutions.
- During the last 3 years, the consultant must have worked on at least 2 solar potential assessment studies in buildings.