The company is planning to set up Ground Mounted Solar Power Generating Systems (SPGS) of capacity ranging between 2 MW and 10 MW for a total capacity of 200 MW in the country. It has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for empanelment of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors to carry out the work.
“Central Electronics Limited is interested to promote, expand and implement timely execution of the business in the field of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Systems by engaging experienced EPC Contractors through this EOI,” the company said.
It has asked interested parties to submit EoI latest by 14 September. Later, eligible empaneled contractors may be considered for participating in subsequent tender or tenders for the purpose.
CEL is part of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science & Technology. It is a key player in the field of solar energy and solar Photovoltaic industry. It has the distinction of developing India’s first solar PV cell in 1977 and first solar PV module in 1978.
The PSU has solar cell and solar module production capacity apart from systems design, engineering manufacture and support capability. CEL is also a regular exporter of solar products to European, African and Asian countries.