If the latest news is to be believed, then Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd, otherwise known as BHEL, which is by the largest electrical equipment in India is all set to acquire a 125 crore deal for two solar power plants in Gujarat. The very first order for a 20 Megawatt (Mw) plant has been placed by Gujarat- based company named Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL), while the other order for setting up a 10 MW power plant has been received from the Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited. Both the power plants are supposed to be built in the Charanka region of the state of Gujarat.
One of the BHEL officials has stated that “With these orders, BHEL’s solar capacity under execution at Gujarat Solar Park has reached 120 Mw while the company’s solar portfolio has risen to 580 Mw. The company is presently executing over 210 Mw of ground-mounted and rooftop Solar PV projects across the country.”
As a part of the preparation for the project, the company has revamped its inventory by adding manufacturing lines of solar cells and solar modules and it is also manufacturing space- grade solar panels using high efficiency cells and space- grade battery panels at its Bengaluru plant.
It must be noted that BHEL offers Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) solutions for both off- grid and grid- interactive SPV power plants and has established solar plants at various other locations in India including the Lakshadweep Islands for the electrification of the island.