BHEL tenders solar module supply for VTU, Karnataka

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Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Rudrapur has extended the bidding deadline for the supply of 72-cell crystalline silicon solar modules with a peak power output of minimum 330 W. A total of 1130 quantities are to be delivered for Visvesvaraya Technological University in Belagavi, Karnataka. 

The revised deadline—initially set for March 28—now stands at May 4. 

To be eligible, the bidder should have an average annual turnover of minimum Rs 20.98 lakh during the last three financial years ending March 31, 2019. 

The modules supplied must be made in India only. The efficiency should be a minimum 16% and fill factor of more than 70%. 

Further, the modules must qualify to the latest edition of IEC PV module qualification test or equivalent BIS standards for crystalline silicon solar cell modules [IEC 61215/IS14286], and to IEC 61701/IS 61701 for use in a highly corrosive atmosphere throughout their lifetime. 

The predicted electrical degradation of power generated should not exceed 20% of the minimum rated power over the 25-year period and 10% after ten years’ period of the full rated original output.

Supply is to be made within 45 days from the date of the purchase order.