CEL floats tender for 300,000 solar cells

Central Electronics Limited has invited bids for the supply of 300,000 multicrystalline solar cells of wattage more than 4.52 W. As per the tender, the size of the cells must be 156.75 x 156.75 mm +/-0.25 mm or 157 x 157 mm +/-0.25 mm, and must have five busbars. The cells must be free from chipping, microcracks, colour variation, and there must be no discontinuity of metal printing lines. Domestic cell manufacturers that meet the MNRE’s domestic content requirement will be eligible for bidding. The supplier will also need to confirm that the modules manufactured using the cells conform to the IEC standards, and the same shall be tested by government-accredited labs. The bidder should have an in-house manufacturing capacity of multi-crystalline solar cells of at least 30 MW per year. The deadline for the submission of bids is June 27, 2020.


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