Bharat Heavy to build 5-MW solar park in India - report
Sep 25, 2012 - Indian firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BOM:500103), or BHEL, plans a 5-MW solar power facility at its boiler auxiliary plant complex in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Hindu Business Line reported on Tuesday.
The electricity generated at the solar plant will be used by the power plant equipment manufacturer's complex in Ranipet, near the city of Chennai, a company official was quoted as saying at a meeting organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry for raising awareness of the renewable energy certificates (REC)/renewable purchase obligation (RPO) mechanism.
It became clear that the company's planned solar facility will be eligible for RECs as well as for carbon credits.
BHEL thinks that it should not take long to construct the solar plant in view of the availability of land and own produced photovoltaic modules in Bangalore, the daily reported. The facility is to reduce BHEL's reliance on diesel-based power during the six to eight hours a day when grid power is unavailable.