Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells
- The solar cells need to be multi-crystalline chipped solar cells
- The last date for the submission of bids has been set for August 21, 2019
- This is a limited tender for Indian manufacturers of solar cells namely BHEL, Jupiter Solar Power, Adani Group, Renewsys India Pvt. Ltd
The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has issued a tender to procure 100,000 chip solar cells of 2.97 watt capacity from domestic manufacturers. The last date for the submission of bids has been set for August 21, 2019.
CEL has specified that the solar cells need to be multi-crystalline chipped solar cells (Non-PERC). It has specified that this is a limited tender only for Indian manufacturers of solar cells namely BHEL, Jupiter Solar Power, Adani Group, Renewsys India Pvt. Ltd. and in case a new vendor wishes to participate, they can enroll themselves by submitting their credentials and relevant documents through the vendor registration process.
This is the second tender for the procurement of chip solar cells in 2019. In May 2019, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) had issued a notice inviting tenders for the supply of chip solar cells of 2.87 Watt capacity from domestic manufacturers.
Initiatives to boost domestic manufacturing
Earlier, CEL has invited expression of interest (EoI) from interested parties to set up a manufacturing facility in the country for the production of crystalline silicon solar PV modules (Conventional/Flexible) and solar cells under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Recently, CEL invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) for empanelment of manufacturers of solar water pumps in tenders under the KUSUM program (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan).