Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids from manufacturers / suppliers of Mono crystalline Silicon PV Modules. This invitation is under a two part bid system for participating in 500 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) Solar Park tender at Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh. 27th April 2021 is the last date for bids.
The tender stipulates a minimum manufacturing capacity of 400 MW. Also, it mentions that a minimum of 50 MW of modules with a minimum 300Wp must be supplied in any one of the previous 3 years. As far as sourcing of module cells is concerned, no limitations have been placed.
The silicon PV modules need to have 72 cells and 12×6 configuration or 144 cells (half cut) with 24×6 configuration. The expected efficiency of the modules should be 19% under standard testing conditions, and the modules should perform satisfactorily in humidity up to 85% with ambient temperatures between -10°C and +65°C.
Multiple bidders can share the bid with a minimum bid size of 150 MW and preference to be given for Make in India. The price to be quoted is on a per KW basis, and not per module.