Under the second phase of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd (SECI) has begun accepting proposals for incentives worth $2.4 billion, from solar manufacturers to set up gigawatt-scale production facilities for high-efficiency solar modules in India.
Manufacturers who establish PV-related manufacturing facilities will be able to apply for the incentives. They will, however, need to construct facilities that produce solar cells and modules in accordance with minimum production capacity and performance criteria.
They can bid in any of the three integration categories:
- ingot-wafers-to-module, or cells
Manufacturers must submit single proposals to establish manufacturing facilities with a capacity of at least 1 GW (1 GW each for all individual stages should be included).
“The maximum capacity that will be awarded to a single bidder under the PLI scheme, i.e. the maximum capacity which will be eligible for a grant of PLI, will be 50% of the capacity to be set up by the bidder,” said the tender document.
Reference- PV-Magazine, SECI website, Mercom India, Economic Times