Bid & Tender


Bids in for 15.5 GW End-To-End Solar Manufacturing

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), US-based First Solar and Shirdi Sai have bid for end-to-end polysilicon wafer cells modules (PWCM) manufacturing totaling 15.4 gigawatt (GW) for the second tranche of the ‘production linked incentive’ (PLI) scheme for solar equipment manufacturing.


Under the PLI guidelines for the second phase, of the total corpus of Rs 190 billion, the highest tranche of Rs 120 billion has been allotted to end-to-end PWCM manufacturing (raw material to finished product). Unlike the first round, this phase of solar PLI has three schemes – PWCM and 'wafer cells modules', with allocation of Rs 45 billion and 'cells-modules' with Rs 35 billion.


RIL and Shirdi Sai have each placed bids for 6 GW of PWCM capacity while First Solar has bid for 3.4 GW. No firm in India currently makes polysilicon, the raw material for the entire supply chain of solar equipment manufacturing.


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