CEL tenders distributed solar on farmland in Rajasthan


Central Electronics Limited has invited bids to set up distributed, grid-connected solar systems for the solarization of existing agriculture pumps in Jaipur Discom. 

The systems are to be set up—under Component C of the Kusum Scheme—in the agricultural farmlands of consumers in the Tonk district. 

The work is to be carried out on a turnkey basis. The work scope includes design, survey, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and 5-year comprehensive maintenance of the PV systems. 

CEL shall supply the solar modules for the systems. The inverters and the balance of systems should also be manufactured indigenously in India.  

The commissioning period is eight months from the award of the contract. 


A total of 1707 pumps are to be solarized, for zones segregated as Tonk-1 and Tonk-2. In Tonk-1 Zone, 876 pumps are to be solarized—in capacities of 3 HP (14), 5 HP (829), and 7.5HP (33)—located on 16 feeders of 11 kV each.

In the Tonk-2 zone, 831 pumps are to be solarized—in capacities of 3 HP (5), 5 HP (770), and 7.5HP (56)—located on 18 feeders of 11 kV each. 

The solar systems are to be set up in capacities of 4.5, 7.5, and 11.25 kWp, based on the consumer’s existing sanctioned load.


The bidder should have relevant experience for grid-connected/off-grid solar systems—solar pumps, rooftop, ground-mounted, mini grid/lighting—during the last five years.

Further, it should have an average annual turnover of minimum Rs 6.7 crore during any three of the last five financial years, and a positive net worth in the previous three financial years.


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