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India: BHEL bags 5MW solar power plant contract from KPCL

Published at: Jun 20, 2011
source: Steel Guru

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The Electronics Division of Bangalore based Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has won a major contract for setting up an eco friendly grid connected solar power plant of 5 MW capacity from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited.

The contract is valued at INR 620 m. BHEL will be setting up the Solar Photovoltaic power plant near Shivasamudram in Karnataka. BHEL’s scope of the work in the order envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and operation and maintenance of the solar power plant. With this order, BHEL’s SPV-based power projects of various capacities totals to 16 MW.

Significantly, KPCL has selected Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (C-SI PV) technology for this solar power plant, which has the longest operational experience across the world.

The power plant will consist of arrays of thousands of photovoltaic panels made of crystalline silicon that will absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity that will be fed into the main grid. DC power generated by the solar panels will be converted into AC by inverters and fed into the grid through transformers.

BHEL is one of the selected players in the field of solar photovoltaics and SPV power plants in India. The SPV modules are manufactured at its manufacturing facility located at Bangalore.

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