BHOPAL‘BHEL’s contribution to solar power sector significant’
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has ended the year 2016-17 with a significant Solar PV portfolio of 370 MW, comprising 360 MW ground-mounted power plants and 10 MW rooftop power plants, marking a significant contribution to the Nation’s Green Initiatives.
Of this, 170 MW of BHEL-supplied ground-mounted and 2290 KW of rooftop power plants are already under operation in various locations in the country. During the year, BHEL secured orders for 131 MW of ground-mounted and about 8 MW of rooftop Solar PV plants. In addition, BHEL secured its first order for 240 Solar PV based pumping stations.
BHEL has been contributing to the national initiatives for developing and promoting renewable energy based products on a sustained basis, for 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. Keeping up with its green commitment, the company has also set up 11.5 MWp of solar power plants in its units at Ranipet, Trichy and Hyderabad.