SECI extends bidding for 900 MW of DCR solar modules


The Solar Energy Corp. of India has extended the bidding for 900 MW of DCR solar modules using made-in-India cells under the third tranche of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme. Bids can now be submitted until April 19.

The SECI also clarified that manufacturers must supply bifacial glass-to-backsheet modules. Multiple Wp module ratings are acceptable subject to the minimum Wp rating being 540 Wp and the module dimensions remaining the same.

The prospective supplier’s scope includes manufacturing, testing, packing and forwarding, supply, and transportation of 900 MWp of modules.

The tender mandates the use of both solar PV cells and modules manufactured domestically as per the specifications and testing requirements fixed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). For the supplies to be done under this tender, both the solar cells and modules must be made in India and modules shall be from the manufacturers in the ALMM list [Approved List of Models and Manufacturers], published by the MNRE.

The project site for the delivery of PV modules may be located anywhere in India.

In a separate development, SECI has issued another bidding extension for the setting up of 300 MW of ground-mount solar power projects at Ramagiri in Andhra Pradesh.

The revised bidding deadline is now April 24.



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