State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) solar PV portfolio has surpassed 1 GW, with the company winning two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) orders for solar PV plants with a cumulative capacity of 200 MW. It has secured the orders, valued at over Rs 800 crore, from NTPC Ltd and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL).
The NTPC order envisages setting up India’s largest floating solar PV plant, 100 MW. at NTPC Ramagundam in Telangana. The GSECL order involves setting up a 100 MW ground-mounted SPV plant at Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park in Banaskantha district, Gujarat.
The 200 MW contracts come close on the heels of BHEL winning three solar EPC orders totaling 135 MW in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. It secured the orders, valued at Rs 520 crore, from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd (MAHAGENCO), Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) and Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (GNFC) for setting up 50 MW, 75 MW and 10 MW, respectively.
BHEL offers EPC solutions for both off-grid and grid-interactive solar PV plants at various locations throughout India, including the Lakshadweep islands. Currently, it has a portfolio of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants, of which nearly 500 MW has already been commissioned.
Engaged in developing and promoting renewable energy for over three decades, BHEL has further strengthened its presence in the SPV segment with the enhancement of its state-of-the-art manufacturing lines of solar cells and solar modules. It has developed PV products ranging from solar inverters and solar passive trackers in addition to solar PV cells and modules.