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Bhel bags 15 mw-solar PV plant order in Gujarat

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has secured an order for setting up a 15 MW solar photovoltaic power plant on EPC basis in Gujarat.

Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited placed the order for setting up plant at Gujarat Solar Park in Charanka, the power equipment maker said in a statement.

This will be BHEL's first ground-mounted Solar PV project in Gujarat. The company is presently executing over 180 MW of ground-mounted and rooftop Solar PV projects across the country, it said.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has been contributing to the national initiatives for developing and promoting renewable energy-based products on a sustained basis since the past three decades, the company said.

It has enhanced its state-of-the-art manufacturing lines of solar cells to 105 MW and solar modules to 226 MW per annum. In addition, space-grade solar panels using high efficiency cells and space-grade battery panels are manufactured at its Electronic Systems Division, Bengaluru.

It is one of the few companies in India whose solar business is backed by a dedicated R&D team.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd offers EPC solutions for both off-grid and grid- interactive SPV power plants and has set up solar plants in various locations in India including the Lakshadweep Islands for island electrification.

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