State-owned Photo voltaic Vitality Company of India (SECI) has prolonged its deadline for bid submissions for a 1.68GW domestically-made module tender in India.
The tender, which calls for the modules use domestically produced cells, for ‘the manufacturing, testing, packing and forwarding, provide and transportation’ of 1.68GW of modules has been prolonged for 2 extra weeks till Wednesday 7 September.
This isn’t the primary extension SECI has completed for the tender which was first anticipated to be held on the finish of July.
For the reason that implementation of the fundamental customized responsibility (BCD) on imports of photo voltaic cells and modules in April, India has been pushing exhausting to extend the home manufacturing of photo voltaic modules, with Tata Energy and REC Photo voltaic among the many latest corporations ramping up their manufacturing within the nation.
Earlier this week, two Indian state-owned corporations signed a memorandum of understanding to determine a gigawatt-scale photo voltaic manufacturing web site in India, whereas the nation is predicted to double its module manufacturing capability by the top of 2023.