- GIPCL has invited bids for the supply of solar modules for a 750 MW DC/600 MW AC solar plant in Gujarat
- The Khavda-located project needs bifacial modules with a minimum efficiency of 20%
- Module suppliers need to have their modules with a minimum 540 W rating listed in the ALMM
The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has launched a solicitation drive to procure bifacial solar modules for a 750 MW DC/600 MW AC solar power plant. The project is located at the GIPCL Renewable Energy Park in Khavda, Gujarat.
According to the tender, bifacial modules must have a minimum power rating of 540 W and a maximum of 570 W for 1500 V system voltage. Eligible suppliers should have a 540 W or above rated module listed in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM).
Solar cells can have full/half cut cell/mono PERC/n-type/p-type technology. These need to be laminated in ultraviolet stabilized polymer material like EVA, polyester and thermally toughened low iron glass.
Backsheet or glass material used should follow international standards and IEC 61730 compliant. Module efficiency needs to be at least 20% and fill factor not less than 0.70.
Delivery of the modules is to be completed in specific volumes between April 2024 and September 2024.
The solar project is part of a 2.375 GW Ultra mega Solar/Wind/Hybrid Renewable Energy Park that GIPCL is developing with necessary infrastructure. A competitive bidding round by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) led to the GIPCL winning the 600 MW AC solar project for which the latter needs to procure solar modules.
GIPCL has already selected a balance of system (BoS) contractor to carry out EPC services on site.
The tender was launched on September 16, 2023. The last date to submit bids is October 25, 2023. Details are available on GIPCL’s website.
Recently, NLC India launched a tender seeking a BoS contractor for 600 MW solar PV capacity at Khavda (see NLC India Launches Solar Tender For Gujarat).