Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for the supply of 9.3 MW monocrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules with non-domestic content requirement (DCR).
As per the tender guidelines, the bids can only be submitted by domestic module producers with a minimum annual manufacturing capacity of 50 MW. The monocrystalline PV modules with 72 cells in the 12X6 series or 144 cells in the 24X6 series can be provided. Modules must have a power of between 525 W and 545 W. Modules must be able to withstand a system voltage of 1,500V DC. The modules must be manufactured in India. Along with the dispatch documentation, the country of origin certificate must be submitted. The bidders must have an average annual turnover of Rs 75 million in the last three financial years ending March 31, 2021. The bid submission deadline is April 25, 2022.
In April 2022, BHEL issued a request for proposal for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of a module cleaning system for a 50 MW solar power project of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company at Koudgaon in Maharashtra. In the same month, SJVN signed a MoU for the development of renewable energy projects with two other state-owned companies: engineering firm BHEL and Railway Energy Management Company (REMC) Limited.