The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has floated a tender for 196,000 monocrystalline and 196,000 polycrystalline solar modules on a per watt basis.
The scope of work includes the supply of solar panels on per watt basis (for monocrystalline and polycrystalline modules separately) in the following capacity bands as given below:
- From 1 to 50.99 kW
- From 51 to 100.99 kW
- From 101 to 999.99 kW
- Equal to or above 1 MW
Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹2,000 (~$28.03) as the earnest money deposit (EMD), and the last date for the submission of bids is January 10, 2020.
The supply should be completed within 2-3 weeks after the confirmation of the purchase orders.
For the eligibility criteria, the bidder should be an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or an authorized distributor of Adani made solar panels in the state, having an annual turnover of ₹100 million (~$1.4 million) in the last financial year and should have supplied at least 10 MW of solar panels to date.
Also, the bidder should have a registered office in Kerala to provide immediate service support at any time without delay.
The cell type for the monocrystalline solar panels should be mono passivated emitter, and rear contact (PERC) cells and the cell efficiency of the mono PERC cells should be greater than 20%. The designed nominal power output at the end of 10 years should not be less than 90% and, at the end of 25 years, should not be less than 80%.
The efficiency of the polycrystalline modules should be greater than 19%.
An interesting specification in the tender is that the cells used in both the monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar modules have to be “Adani” made. Government tenders do not typically mandate products to be made from a particular supplier.
Recently, the Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, invited bids from Indian manufacturers for the supply of multi-crystalline silicon solar cells. The last date for the submission of bids is January 6, 2020.
Earlier, KELTRON floated a tender for the supply of 360 W monocrystalline PERC solar modules at its production center in Karakulam. The tender had invited bids to supply 282 of these solar modules.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).