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BHEL commissions solar power plant

BHARAT HEAVY Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully installed and commissioned a 110-kwp Stand-Alone Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) power plant in Sunderbans, West Bengal. Set up at Kayla Para, Sagar Islands, this is the second solar power plant to be commissioned by BHEL against a contract for five such plants placed on the company by the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA).

india Updated: Feb 04, 2006 13:39 IST

BHARAT HEAVY Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully installed and commissioned a 110-kwp Stand-Alone Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) power plant in Sunderbans, West Bengal. Set up at Kayla Para, Sagar Islands, this is the second solar power plant to be commissioned by BHEL against a contract for five such plants placed on the company by the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA).

The remaining three units will be commissioned in a phased manner by June 2006, said a BHEL release. President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam also visited the solar power plant and admired the efforts of WBREDA and BHEL in harnessing renewable energy for the welfare of people living in remote parts of the country.

The Kayla Para Solar Power Plant is equipped with 150 kwp Solar PV Panels, Battery Banks, Balance of Systems, state-of-the-art Power Conditioning Units (PCUs) along with a Control Room for housing battery banks, PCUs and the Control Desk. The power generated by solar panels is stored in battery banks and distributed to households through an overhead transmission line.

BHEL has also supplied pre-paid energy meter for metering the energy supplied. The 150-watt PV module used in this
power plant is the highest rated PV module manufactured by BHEL. These modules are manufactured and tested at the ultra-modern manufacturing facilities set up by BHEL at its Electronics Division in Bangalore.

Following rigorous testing, these modules have been awarded international certification by the European Solar Test Installation (ESTI), Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission, ISPRA, Italy.