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BHEL’s Solar PV portfolio touches 370 MW mark in FY17

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has ended the year 2016-17 with a significant Solar Photovoltaic (PV) portfolio of 370 MW, comprising 360 MW ground-mounted power plants and 10 MW rooftop power plants, marking a significant contribution to the Nation’s Green Initiatives.

Of this, 170 MW of BHEL-supplied ground-mounted and 2290 KW of rooftop power plants are already under operation in various locations in the country. During the year, BHEL secured orders for 131 MW of ground-mounted and about 8 MW of rooftop Solar PV plants. In addition, BHEL secured its first order for 240 Solar PV based pumping stations.

Leveraging its technical capability to offer new solutions for enhancement of energy generation, the company is actively exploring deployment of single axis solar trackers and battery-based energy storage for Solar power plants. In addition, the company has prototyped floating solar power plant and solar PV based charging stations for charging electric vehicles. Backed up by a strong project management team, the company has enhanced its EPC capacity to address large size PV plants.

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