Tuesday, June 21, 2011

BHEL to set up Rs 62 crore solar plant for KPCL

The electronics division of Bangalore-based Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won a major turnkey contract for setting up an eco-friendly, grid-connected solar power plant of 5MW capacity. Valued at Rs 62 crore, the order for setting up a solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant near Shivasamudram, in Mandya district, was placed on BHEL by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL).
BHEL’s scope of work under the contract involves the design, manufacture, supply, installation and operation and maintenance of the solar power plant. With this order, BHEL is presently executing SPV-based power projects of various capacities totalling 16 MW, the company said in a statement here.
Solar cells and modules manufactured by BHEL are also exported to countries like Germany, Australia and Italy. The company’s PV modules are certified to international standards by JRC, Ispra, Italy.

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