Emmvee, Vikram, ReNew Win NTPC REL’s 1.58 GW DCR Solar Modules Auction

The winners must supply the modules within 245 days of receiving the notification of award

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Emmvee Photovoltaic Power, Vikram Solar, and ReNew were declared winners in NTPC Renewable Energy’s (NTPC REL) auction to supply 1.58 GW of crystalline solar bifacial modules with a minimum wattage output of 540 Wp for 1,255 MW projects at the Khavda Solar Park in the Kutch district of Gujarat.

According to Mercom sources, Emmvee won two blocks of 397.70 MW each, totaling 795.4 MW, whereas Vikram Solar won one block with 397.70 MW capacity. ReNew was awarded the remaining block with 391.50 MW.

The companies did not disclose their respective quoted contract values.

The modules will be supplied under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. The winners must supply the modules within 245 days of receiving the notification of the award.

Emmvee confirmed that it will be supplying its TOPCon Bifacial PV Modules to the project.

The NTPC subsidiary had floated the tender in September 2023.

NTPC REL’s 1,255 MW solar projects comprise four adjacent blocks, i.e., 3x 315MW + 1 x 310MW with DC capacity.

Earlier this month, NTPC Renewable Energy invited bids for land and power evacuation packages to develop a 900 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power project in the Neemuch Region of Madhya Pradesh. The scope of work includes securing 5 acres per MW of contiguous land on either a freehold or leasehold basis, situated near the Neemuch ISTS substation for a minimum duration of 29 years and 11 months. No more than 10% of the total land can consist of government property.

Recently, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy expanded the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) by adding 4,104 MW of new solar module capacity. The cumulative module manufacturing capacity under ALMM now stands at 41,333 MW.

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