Chinese PV Makers Invited To Produce In India

Solar Energy Corporation Of India Takes 5 GW PV Manufacturing Tender To China; Invites Chinese Firms To Explore Opportunities in India
04:54 AM (Beijing Time) - 14. July 2018
SECI China event

A SECI seminar to attract Chinese PV manufacturers to set up production facilities in China was organized in association with the Embassy of India in Beijing. The China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC) and China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) were co-organizers of the event. (Photo Credit: Indian Embassy Beijing)

Key Takeaways

  • SECI has invited Chinese investors and solar power companies to invest in Indian solar sector
  • At an event in Beijing, SECI introduced its 5 GW PV manufacturing tender with assured off take of 10 GW installed capacity from solar power projects
  • SECI presented this tender as a ‘unique opportunity’ to Chinese stakeholders to come and invest in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) apprised Chinese solar power companies about its tender for 5 GW solar manufacturing capacity in India during a seminar organized at the Embassy of India in Beijing.

At the ‘Business Opportunities in Solar Sector in India’ seminar, SECI introduced and promoted the request for selection (RfS) documents for its 5 GW tender. It said the RfS is a ‘unique opportunity’ for global companies to set up an integrated production facility to manufacture solar PV modules, cells, silicon wafers and ingots. Winners of the manufacturing tender will be awarded an assured off take of 10 GW of power from solar PV power projects (see SECI Issues 5 GW PV Manufacturing Plant Tender).

Attendees were also informed about the overall solar sector scenario in India along with market size and opportunities.

More than 150 delegates from over 110 Chinese companies, financial institutions, banks and media attended the seminar. The China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC) and China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) were co-organizers of the event.

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