BHEL bags order for 30 MW solar plants from West Bengal


Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd announced that it secured an order for setting up 30 MW (3×10 MW) of Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants on engineering, procurement and construction basis from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Corporation.

The order is valued at Rs 169 crores.

The SPV plants of 10 MW each are to be set up at Mejia in Bankura district, Santaldih in Purulia and Chharrah in Purulia in West Bengal.

Earlier this year, BHEL bagged EPC orders from Neyveli Lignite Corporation and Bharat Electronics Limited for setting up of a 65 MW SPV Power plant at Neyveli in Tamil Nadu and a 15 MW SPV Power Plant at Ordinance Factory Premises, Medak in Telangana which are currently under execution.

In the previous year also, BHEL bagged EPC orders from NTPC for 50 MW Solar Power plants each at Ananthpur in AP and Mandsaur in MP. While the Ananthpur project has been commissioned, the Mandsaur project is currently under execution.

BHEL manufactures solar cells and modules at its Electronics Division unit in Bengaluru, while space-grade solar panels using high efficiency cells and spacegrade Battery panels are manufactured at its Electronic Systems Division, also in Bengaluru.

BHEL’s solar business is backed by a dedicated R&D team at the company’s Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Plant (ASSCP) in Gurugram.

BHEL offers EPC solutions for both off-grid and grid-interactive solar PV power plants and has set up Solar Plants in various locations in India including the Lakshadweep Islands for island electrification.