BHEL Floats Tender for Manufacture and Supply of 36 MW Solar Cells

BHEL has invited quotations from eligible bidders for manufacturing and supply of Solar Cells.

BHEL Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender, inviting quotations from eligible bidders for manufacturing and supply of 157 mm multi solar cells as per BHEL technical specification.

The scope of work for the selected bidders/vendors will involve the manufacturing and supply of 157 mm, multi solar cells with their wattage required to fall within the range 4.60-4.75 Wp. The delivery quantity set by the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer is 36,000 kW.

The last date for bid submission is July 15, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of price bid opening will be intimated to the technically accepted vendors later.

As per the BHEL specifications, the cell dimensions can be within the range of 156.75 to 157 (plus or minus 0.25 mm), side to side. The cells should be square in shape with the finished cells having a thickness greater than 200 microns. The number of bus bars should be five each on the front and back of the cell. The cells should classify under the class ‘A’ solar cells without any visual defects. The cells need to be potential induced degradation (PID) free.

Price is to be quoted on per Kilowatt basis and the purchase order will also be placed on a kilowatt basis. L1 (Lowest Price) vendor shall be evaluated by BHEL on price per kilowatt basis. BHEL requires delivery of 6000 KW / month commencing from the date of the purchase order. The delivery schedule will be the same for each vendor even in case of splitting of RFQ quantity on more than one vendor.

Recently, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) had issued a tender for rate contract for contract manufacturing of crystalline solar PV modules of 75 Wp rating. The scope of work will include the contract manufacturing of crystalline solar photovoltaic modules of 75 Wp rating, to be made from 36 crystalline silicon solar cells. The quantity specified under the tender is 25,000 units.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for