Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) is planning to set up a 5 MW solar power plant in its boiler auxiliary plant complex at Ranipet near Chennai. The public sector power equipment major is setting up the said plant for captive consumption of electricity that the plant would generate.
BHEL manufactures PV modules at its plant in Bangalore. It produces both mono and poly silicon-based cells and modules from wafers bought (mostly) from Japan.
Recently, the company’s Trichy unit and Electroporcelains Division, Bangalore secured 5 ‘National Safety Awards’ for its exceptional achievements in terms of the longest accident free period and lowest accident frequency rate.