SECI invites EOI for Setting up of Solar Manufacturing Capacities in India

SECI is inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from the prospective manufacturers to set up integrated solar manufacturing facility in the country in a span of 3 years.

SECI notes that selected manufacturers will be given an assured solar power project capacities to be set up by them in a phased manner. The allocation of solar power capacity will be done through an open tender to be floated by SECI. The tender document will be finalized based on the inputs received from this EOI.

Salient Features of the scheme:

Selection of Manufacturers:

(i) SECI shall invite bids for allocation of project capacities, from prospective solarmanufacturers who are willing to set up vertically integrated solar PV module manufacturing facility in India including ingots, wafers, cells and Modules.

(ii) After allocation of project capacity, such selected manufacturer shall be required to set up manufacturing facilities within the specified period and also to set up solar power allocated to him as per the predetermined schedule.

(iii) The prospective manufacturers will be allowed to form Joint Ventures/Consortiums with other entities. Existing manufacturers of Solar cells and modules, who intend to set up integrated facilities and are planning to expand their capacity will also be eligible to bid under this scheme.

Scheme capacity:  The Scheme envisages allocation of a total capacity of 20000 MW in a single stage with project implementation schedule in a phased manner in 4 years.

PPA: The PPA will be signed by SECI with the selected manufacturers at the tariff arrived through competitive bidding process for a period of 25 years, subject to the milestones to be achieved in setting up of integrated manufacturing facility of ingots, wafers, cells and modules.

Project allocation: The 20,000 MW capacity will be allocated to the selected manufacturers within the minimum and maximum capacity ceiling limits to be decided on the inputs provided by the prospective manufacturers. The phasing of manufacturing capacity to be set up is tentatively 12 months for modules and cells and 18 months for wafers and ingots from the date of issue of LOI. These are subject to change based on inputs to be received.

Development of projects: The projects can be developed anywhere in the country and shall be connected to CTU or otherwise as directed by SECI in line with PSA arrangements with states. The land for the projects will have to be arranged by the selected manufacturers. Projects can also be set up in solar parks if capacity is available. The allocation of capacity will be cancelled after giving 15 days’ notice if the successful bidder is not able to achieve the milestones committed by him for setting up integrated manufacturing facility however extension of timeline for valid reasons can be permitted by the competent authority.

Prospective parties may submit their ‘Expression of Interest’ duly signed by the authorized signatory along with relevant details latest by 11.01.2018 in a sealed cover super scribing “Expression of Interest (EOI) for 20000 MW Solar PV manufacturing Scheme”

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