Bangalore, Jul 28, 2014 04:22 PM IST
Bharat Heavy Electricals has bagged a Rs 68 crore order for setting up a 10 MW grid-connected solar power plant for Karnataka Power Corporation at Shivanasamudram in Mandya district.
The company’s work in the turnkey contract involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the power plant, including grid interconnection and operation and maintenance for 3 years.
BHEL has executed similar projects for Karnataka Power Corporation that include a 3 MW solar plant near Raichur and a 5 MW plant at Belakavadi Village near Shivanasamudram, according to a company release.
Plants ranging from 2 MW to 10 MW, set up by BHEL in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, are generating clean power and supplying it to the main grid. The company is also installing its largest 15 MW solar plant for NTPC at Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh and a number of orders for solar plants totaling 25 MW for various customers, including Neyveli Lignite Corporation, the electricity department of Daman & Diu and Orissa Power Corporation.
BHEL is among the leading players in solar photovoltaics in India. Its photovoltaic cells and modules are manufactured at its Bangalore factory and are exported to Germany, Australia and Italy. The photovoltaic modules are certified to international standards by TUV, Rhineland, Germany and UL, India. The company also has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality certification in solar photovoltaics.
BHEL is planning to expand its presence in this area to support the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which aims to achieve 22,000 MW of solar power in the country by 2022.