State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) Friday bagged an order from Karnataka Energy Corporation Ltd (KPCL) to set up a 5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant at Shivasamudram inside the state’s Mandya district.

“The Rs.62-crore order envisages setting up an eco-friendly grid-connected solar photovoltaic plant at Shivasamudram to generate 5MW utilizing crystalline silicon chips, which absorb sunlight and convert it into electrical energy,” the company’s city-based electronics division said inside a statement here.

The turnkey project entails design, manufacture, provide, installation and operation and maintenance of the solar plant.

“With the latest order, we have solar photovoltaic-based power projects of numerous capacities within the southern state to produce a complete of 16MW power,” the statement noted.

The DC energy produced by the solar panels will likely be converted into AC with inverters and fed into the grid through transformers.The solar modules are manufactured at the division’s plant on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Beginning with small applications for example solar-powered street lighting, rural water pumping methods, railway signalling and offshore drilling platforms, BHEL supplied and commissioned big size stand-alone and grid interactive solar power plants in a very variety of cities and remote regions across the country.

BHEL also exports solar cells and modules to Australia, Germany and Italy, the statement extra.