NTPC gave an order worth Rs. 282 crore to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to build a 50-MW solar power project in the state of Madhya Pradesh on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.
BHEL is also working as an EPC for NTPC to install a 50-MW solar power plant in Ananthpura in Andhra Pradesh. The project is currently under-construction.
BHEL also manufactures solar cells and modules at its electrics division unit in Bengaluru, while space-grade solar panels using high efficiency cells and space-grade battery panels are manufactured at its electronics systems division, which is also located in Bengaluru.
Last month, the company had bagged an order worth Rs. 5,600 crore from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to build a 1,600-MW coal-based power plant in the state.