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The additional photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility of BHEL in Bangalore will enable BHEL to handle larger (156×156-mm) and thinner (200-mm) solar-grade mono / multi-crystalline silicon wafers.

With this BHEL has enhanced the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Module manufacturing facility at its Electronics Division, Bangalore, from 3 MW to 8 MW per annum.

The Joint Venture between BHEL and BEL for establishing a 250 MW PV production facility for processing Silicon Wafers, Solar Cells and PV Modules is under finalisation. With this JV, BHEL and BEL are expected to assume a leading position in the area of Photovoltaics in the country and would also be exported to countries like Germany, Australia and Italy. The company’s PV modules are certified to international standards by JRC, Ispra, Italy.