SECI invites bids for setting up solar capacities under phase-II of PLI scheme

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for selection of solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers for setting up domestic capacities for high efficiency modules under the second phase of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme.

The selected manufacturer will have to set up gigawatt scale capacities. With the objective to promote setting up of integrated plants for better quality control and competitiveness, the bidder shall commit minimum integration across solar cells and modules. Based upon the extent of integration proposed, the bidder can bid for any one of the three baskets: polysilicon-ingots-wafers-cells-modules (PWCM), ingots-wafers-cells-modules (WCM), and cells-modules (CM). Funds allocated for each category is Rs 120 billion, Rs 45 billion , and Rs 30 billion, respectively. The scheduled commissioning dates for PWCM, WCM, and CM will be within 3 years, 2 years, and 1.5 years, respectively, from the date of the letter of award.