BHEL bags 80 MW Solar Photovoltaic Project worth Rs 437 crore

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged prestigious orders worth 437 crore for developing 80 MW Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) power plants on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis from Neyveli Lignite Corp. (NLC) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).

BHEL bags

With this order, BHEL’s Solar portfolio now stands at 300-MW. The Solar Photovoltaic Plant will be set up at Neyveli, Tamilnadu with 65 MW capacity for NLC and at Ordinance Factory premises Medak, Telangana with 15 MW for BEL.

In 2015, BHEL bagged EPC orders of 50 MW SPV Power Plant from NTPC under domestic competitive bidding at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh and another 50 MW at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. While the Anantapur solar project has been commissioned, the project at Mandsaur is currently under execution.

Further, BHEL manufactures solar cells and modules at its Electronics Division unit located in Bengaluru, while space-grade solar panels using high efficiency cells and space-grade Battery panels are molded at its Electronic Systems Division, which is also based in Bengaluru.

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