State-run power equipment maker BHEL today said that it has secured orders for the installation of Solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) rooftop systems totalling 3.6 MW from Surat Municipal Corporation.
Though all the 10 identified areas of installation would be within the municipal limits of the city; 1MW energy will be required for the Surat Smart City, BHEL stated in a statement today.
BHEL makings solar cells and modules at its Electronics Division in Bengaluru, while space-grade solar panels using extraordinary efficiency cells and space-grade Battery panels are industrial at its Electronic Systems Division, also in Bengaluru.According to the report, this is the single leading order for a Rooftop PV system won by BHEL and will be a vital step in establishing the Maharatna company as one of the front-runners in Rooftop PV system segment also.
The company has improved its yearly manufacturing volume of Solar Cells to 105 MW and Solar Modules to 226 MW. Its new state-of-the-art 200 MW Solar PV Module Manufacturing Track and elevated 105 MW Solar PV Cell Manufacturing Line were newly inaugurated by Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Anant Geete, at the firms manufacturing plants in Bengaluru.
BHEL is one of the few firms in India, whose solar business is backed by a keen R&D team at the company’s Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Plant (ASSCP) in Gurugram.
BHEL offers EPC (procurement, engineering and construction) solutions for both off-grid and grid collaborative Solar PV power plants in Utility Scale and Rooftop applications and has set up solar plants in many locations in India with Lakshadweep Islands for island electrification.
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