Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the government of India and the government of Rajasthan, has floated a tender for rate contract manufacturing of 10,000 polycrystalline solar modules of wattage capacity greater than 330 Wp made from 72 polycrystalline solar cells. The bid submission deadline is November 8, 2021.
As per the tender guidelines, the modules should perform satisfactorily in ambient temperatures ranging from -10°C to +85°C, and should endure wind gusts of up to 170 km/h on the panel’s surface. Each solar module shall be tested for compliance with IEC requirements, and no negative power tolerance will be tolerated. Also, 20 per cent of the tendered quantity has been earmarked for micro and small enterprise (MSE) suppliers. Of this, 4 per cent has been allocated for procurement from MSEs owned by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs. Further, the winning bidder must also give a five-year warranty, as well as a six-month guarantee from the date of shipment. At the end of 10 years, the peak watt capacity of the solar module should be at least 90 per cent, and at the end of 25 years, it should be at least 80 per cent.
Earlier this month, REIL floated a tender to procure 7,000 solar modules of minimum 380 W to 390 W made from 72 monocrystalline or mono PERC solar cells. The winning bidder must deliver the modules in three tranches by December 15, 2021, from the start of the contract. The bid submission deadline is November 1, 2021. As per the tender guidelines, to be eligible, the solar modules must function well in temperatures ranging from -10°C to +50°C, as well as survive harsh climatic conditions such as wind speeds of up to 130 km/h on the panel surface.