Company Tender For Solar Cell Supply In India

Central Electronics Limited Seeking 3 Million Multicrystalline Solar PV Cells

Company Tender For Solar Cell Supply In India

CEL mandates companies with a minimum annual solar cell production capacity of 30 MW to enter its competitive procurement round for 3 million multicrystalline solar cells. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: petrmalinak/

  • CEL has issued 2 separate calls to procure a total of 3 million multicrystalline solar PV cells
  • One of the tenders seeks supply of 1.5 million cells with 4.68W output each, the other also solicits bids for another 1.5 million with 4.63W output each
  • All the cells to be supplied under this tender need to comply with IEC standards and should have been tested in TUV or any other accredited lab

India’s Central Electronics Limited (CEL) is soliciting proposals for the supply of 3 million multicrystalline solar cells, to be procured as 1.5 million of 4.68W and another 1.5 million as 4.63W power output each, under 2 separate tenders.

Specifications for cells under both the tenders is the same with 156.75mm x 156.75mm dimension and 200±20 microns, 5 bus bar, and all the cells need to conform to IEC 61215/IS 14286, IEC 61730 and IEC 62804 standards. These should have been tested in TUV or any other accredited lab. These need to have uniform silicon nitride anti-reflection coating.

While for 4.68W cells the power conversion efficiency sought is 19.0%, for those with 4.63W output the efficiency should be 18.8%.

One of the eligibility conditions to apply for these tenders is for interested vendors to have a minimum 30 MW annual production capacity of multicrystalline cells.

Launched on August 3, 2022, the last date to submit bids is August 16, 2022 and the same day CEL will open the bids. Tender details for 4.68W and 4.63W cells are available with tender nos. C-2(b)/RC/0700/8333/2022 and C-2(b)/RC/0700/8334/2022, respectively on CEL’s website.

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