Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged a prestigious order valued at Rs.68 Crore for setting up a 10 MWpGrid connected Solar Power Plant for Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL). The Solar Power Plant will be set up at Shivanasamudram, Belakavadi Village in Mandya District of Karnataka. BHEL’s scope of work in the turnkey contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the 10 MW Solar Power Plant including Grid Inter-Connection, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the Plant for 3 years.
BHEL has already executed similar projects for KPCL that include a 3 MWp Grid Connected Solar Power Plant near Raichur and a 5 MWp Grid Connected Solar Power Plant at Belakavadi Village near Shivanasamudram in Karnataka. By placing the present order for 10 MWp Solar Power Plant, KPCL has once again reposed its confidence in BHEL’s capability to execute Large Size Solar Power Plants.
BHEL has become a leading player in the field of Solar Photovoltaics in the country by successfully commissioning a number of Large Size Solar Power Plants in different parts of the country. The Mega Watt-size Solar Power Plants ranging from 2 MW to 10 MW rating, set up by the company in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh besides Karnataka are operating successfully and generating environment-friendly, clean power and supplying the same to the main grid. BHEL is also installing its single largest 15 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Plant for NTPC at Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. This apart, the company is also executing a number of orders for solar power plants totaling to 25 MW for various customers including Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Electricity Department of Daman & Diu and Orissa Power Corporation Limited.
BHEL, backed by a vast experience of over three decades, is one of the few leading players in the field of Solar Photovoltaics and SPV power plants in India. The SPV Cells and Modules are manufactured at its Modern manufacturing facility located at Bangalore. The Solar cells and modules manufactured here are also exported to various countries like Germany, Australia and Italy. The Company’s PV modules are certified to international standards by TUV, Rhineland, Germany and UL, India. BHEL is also one of the few companies with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality certification in the field of Solar Photovoltaics.
BHEL is planning to grow further in this field and to effectively support the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission of Government of India, which aims to achieve 22,000 MW of Solar Power in the country by the year 2022.