The order has been placed on BHEL by Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited (GACL) for setting up the SPV Power Plant at Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka in Gujarat.
Significantly, this will be BHEL’s first ground-mounted Solar PV project in the state of Gujarat. The company is presently executing over 180 MW of ground-mounted and rooftop Solar PV projects across the country.
BHEL has been contributing to the national initiatives for developing and promoting renewable energy based products on a sustained basis, since the past three decades. The company has enhanced its state-of-the-art manufacturing lines of solar cells to 105 MW and solar modules to 226 MW per annum. In addition, space-grade solar panels using high efficiency cells and space-grade Battery panels are manufactured at its Electronic Systems Division, Bengaluru.
BHEL is one of the few companies in India whose solar business is backed by a dedicated R&D team.
BHEL offers EPC solutions for both off-grid and grid-interactive SPV power plants and has set up solar plants in various locations in India including the Lakshadweep Islands for island electrification.
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