For setting up two eco-friendly grid-connected solar power plants of 10 mw capacity each, Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has won major turnkey contracts from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). The contract is valued at Rs 1,320 million for setting up the solar photoVoltaic (SPV) power plants, each of 10 mw capacity, at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh and Talcher in Orissa. BHEL’s scope of the work in the order envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and operation & maintenance of the solar power plants for one year.
Significantly, BHEL has already commenced supplies to both the Solar Power Projects. The first consignment, comprising SPV Modules, was flagged off from BHEL’s Electronics Division in Bangalore today.
Each Solar Power Plant comprises SPV Modules which are manufactured using the Mono-crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (C-SI PV) technology which is well proven and has the longest operational experience across the world. BHEL’s megawatt size solar power plants in Karnataka, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have been contributing to the National Solar Mission programme of India.
Also, other large-size solar PV power systems set up by BHEL in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand etc., have been contributing in a significant way to enhance the quality of life of people in these regions with environment-friendly solar power. Backed by a vast experience and expertise of over three decades in Power Electronics & System integration, BHEL is one of the few leading players in the field of Solar Photovoltaics, having capabilities from manufacturing of Solar Cells to System Integration of Solar PV Power Plants in India.
The Solar PV modules are manufactured at the company’s ultra-modern manufacturing facility located at Bangalore. In line with the rapid growth in this field, BHEL is planning to augment its manufacturing facilities further in this field.