SECI has invited EoIs from manufacturers to set up 20 GW of integrated solar manufacturing capacity in the country within a period of three years. The facilities would include ingots, wafers, cells and modules manufacturing. The manufacturers will be allowed to form joint ventures/consortiums with other companies. The module and cell manufacturing units will be set up within 12 months, and wafer and ingot manufacturing units will be set up within 18 months from the date of issue of the letter of intent (LoI). In addition, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning to provide an assurance to these manufacturers for solar project development through SECI’s 20 GW open tenders.