- BHEL has launched a global tender to source 750 MW monocrystalline silicon PERC solar modules
- These will be deployed for the 500 MW RUMSL solar park in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh
- Modules should have 72-cell or 144 half-cut cell configuration with each module having 390W output
Indian government’s engineering and manufacturing arm Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has launched a global tender seeking supply of 750 MW monocrystalline silicon solar PV modules for a 500 MW solar park in Madhya Pradesh.
This is what BHEL terms as a global tender for pre-bid tie up. Modules thus procured will be deployed for the 500 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) Solar Park in Neemuch district.
The tender is open to original PV module manufacturers with annual production capacity of at least 400 MW. It specifies the monocrystalline PERC modules to have 72-cell configuration in 12×6 series or 144 half-cut cells in 24×6 configuration. Each module will have 390W or above power output rating and all should be suitable for 1500V DC system voltage application.
Backsheets used in the module should be a 3 layered structure with a thickness of a minimum 300 microns. BHEL seeks a product warranty of 10 years and a performance warranty of 25 years.
All modules need to be certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the tender reads, and should be listed in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM).
Interested manufacturers and suppliers can submit bids latest by April 27, 2021, according to tender document available on BHEL website.
In March 2021, BHEL said it had secured its maiden overseas turnkey contract for a grid connected 8 MW AC solar power plant to be set up for Central Electricity Board (CEB), Government of Mauritius at Tamarind Falls, Henrietta (Phase II).