SECI tenders 500 quantities of solar cooking systems


Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited has invited bids for supply of 500 quantities of solar home cooking systems for different districts in different states. The districts are Ribhoi (Meghalaya), Bastar (Chhattisharh), Girdih (Jharkhand), Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) and Modhera (Gujarat).

The scope of work includes design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning including one-year overall system warranty on all the equipment and accessories supplied and installed. The manufacturer shall also provide annual maintenance services for 5 years.

The project must be completed within 9 months from the award of contract.


To be eligible, the bidder should be a manufacturer of solar cells or modules, battery or PV system electronics (charge controllers, inverters and power conditioners), or PV cooking systems. Its manufacturing facility must have been in operation for at least one year as on the last date of bid submission.

Or, the bidder should have designed, supplied, installed and commissioned at least 250 quantities of not less than 1 KWp off-grid solar power packs or solar cooking systems in the last seven financial years. The supplied systems must have been in satisfactory operation for at least six months from the date of commissioning.

Further, the bidder should have average annual turnover of minimum Rs1 crore 60 lakh in the last three financial years and a minimum working capital of Rs1 crore as per the last audited financial statement.

Technical specifications

The solar home cooking system shall use 3 modules (with module mounting structure) of minimum 330 Wp each; a 24V, 200Ah@C/10 tubular-plate maintenance-free gel battery; a power conditioning unit consisting of a 24V, 40A solar charge controller with maximum power point tracker; a 24V, 2000VA pure sine-wave solar inverter; and a 230V AC operated induction cooktop of maximum 1200 W.

Only indigenously manufactured crystalline silicon modules are allowed. The modules should conform to IEC 61215 Edition II or BIS 14286, IEC 61730-I and IEC 61730-II standards.

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