Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments (REIL), a joint venture of the Central and Rajasthan government has invited bids for the procurement of 6,000 solar modules with a wattage output of at least 335 W and made of 72 polycrystalline silicon solar cells. This tender will only purchase solar modules manufactured by Sova Solar, Navitas, Gautam Solar, Goldi Green, Credence, RenewSys, Waaree, and Topsun. The total quantity must be delivered within 90 days of the purchase order date.
Issues like breakage, cracks, air bubbles, cells overlapping one another or touching the edge frame, scratches on the frame or glass, excessive or uneven glue marks on the glass or frame, and inconsistent cell colours must be avoided. According to the tender guidelines, original Indian solar module manufacturers, or their authorised dealers or distributors must be the suppliers. The vendor should have a minimum of 10 MW of solar module automated in-house manufacturing capacity annually. In addition, the vendor should have manufactured and supplied a total capacity of 1 MW solar modules in the previous three years. Furthermore, bidders must have supplied a minimum of 2,000 solar modules in the previous three financial years. The deadline for submitting bids online is February 20, 2023.
Recently, Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited and Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited agreed to form a joint venture with a shareholding ratio of 74:26 to develop 1.8 GW of renewable energy projects in Rajasthan. The joint venture will establish 10 GW of renewable energy projects with an estimated investment of Rs 400 billion.
Also, in January 2023, Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited invited bids to set up 1,500 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects anywhere in India with required storage for distribution companies to have flexibility in scheduling of power.