Central Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of 15 MWp of Multicrystalline Solar Modules

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has invited bids for the supply of 15 MWp of multicrystalline solar PV modules.

The modules are to be supplied to various locations in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.

The last date for submitting the bids is October 09, 2020, and the opening of bids will also take place on the same date.

Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹1 million (~$13,535) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).


To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should be a domestic original equipment manufacturer and should have installed an automated line facility manufacturing at least 30 MW per year. The bidder should have supplied multicrystalline solar modules of 315W to 350W. The bidder should have supplied at least one order of 5 MW capacity, or two orders of 2.5 MW, or three orders of minimum 2 MW capacity, consisting of 315W-350W modules in the last five years.

Regarding the financial criteria, the bidder must have an average annual turnover of ₹100 million (~$1.35 million) in the previous three financial years.

As per the tender document, each solar module should be rated for a minimum of 315W with 72 cells, each with a dimension of 156mm x 156 mm.

The solar modules should have a positive power tolerance, and the rated power of solar modules should have a maximum tolerance of up to +3%. Further, the solar modules to be employed should be indigenously manufactured and should fulfill the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) criteria of domestic content requirements. The efficiency of the solar modules should be a minimum of 16%, and the fill factor should be more than 75%.

Recently, CEL also floated a tender for the supply of two million multicrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar cells. The tender was open to domestic as well as international suppliers.

Earlier, it floated a tender for the supply of 300,000 domestically manufactured multicrystalline solar cells with a wattage of 4.52W.