CEL opens tender for supply of 2 million solar cells


State-owned Central Electronics Limited has invited bids for supply of five-busbar, multicrystalline PERC solar cells with an efficiency of minimum 19.60%. Quantities to be supplied are 2 million.

The solar cells should be 157 x 157 mm ± 0.25 mm in size, with cell thickness of 200±20 microns. Further, these should have uniform silicon nitride anti-reflection coating.

The front busbar must be at least 0.8±0.2 mm wide and back busbar 1.5±0.3 mm

Only indigenous manufacturers with multicrystalline solar cell production capacity of a minimum 50 MW per annum are eligible to apply. They are required to certify that modules manufactured using the supplied cells will conform to IEC 61215/IS14286, IEC 61730 and IEC 62804.

The cells will be checked for all the specifications on sample basis. Bidders who are not in the approved vendor list of CEL are required to supply a sample lot of minimum 200 cells—for testing by CEL—along with the bid submission.

Quantities are to be supplied as per the CEL’s requirement in staggered lots up to March 31, 2021.

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