Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has floated tender inviting bids for the supply of 20000 (total 600000) multicrystalline solar cells for each wattages of 4.5W, 4.6W, and 4.67W.
Last date for the submission of the bids is August 21, 2020.
As per the tender document cell dimensions for all three wattages must be 156 x 156 mm +/-1 mm or 156.75 x 156.75 mm +/-1 mm.
The length of 4.5W cells must be four or five busbars, while for other wattages, it must be five busbars.
REIL in the tender document further notes that the cells must be free from cracks, pinholes, chips, grid line defects, smudges, color or pattern mismatches, and any other visual or mechanical defects.
It is worth noting that only domestic manufacturers are allowed to participate in this bidding process. Vendors must have a minimum annual crystalline silicon solar cell production capacity of 50 MW. It added that 25% of the tendered quantity had been set aside for small and medium scale enterprises (MSE).