India PV News Snippets

GAIL To Explore Solar Glass Manufacturing Via Acquisition Route & More From BHEL, JSL

India PV News Snippets

Along with setting up wind and solar energy plants, natural gas supplier GAIL is contemplating entering solar glass and module manufacturing business through acquisitions. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: Juice Flair/

  • BHEL seeking O&M service providers for 100 MW solar power plant at Raghanesda Solar Park Phase I
  • GAIL says it is exploring the possibility of entering solar glass and module manufacturing business
  • JSL wants to become the 1st stainless steel company to install a green hydrogen plant; partners with Hygenco India

BHEL is looking for O&M services providers for 100 MW solar plant in Gujarat; GAIL is exploring solar glass and module manufacturing business; JSL will install a green hydrogen plant with Hygenco India Private Limited.

BHEL’s 100 MW solar O&M tender: The Indian government’s engineering and manufacturing arm Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is seeking proposals for technical operation and maintenance (O&M) works for a 100 MW grid connected solar PV park in India’s Gujarat for 120 months. The project is stationed at Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited’s (GSECL) Raghanesda Solar Park Phase I. Launched on August 8, 2022, last date to submit bids is August 22, 2022 as per the tender call. In April 2022, BHEL launched a module cleaning tender for the same project (see India PV News Snippets).

GAIL eying solar glass domain: Another Government of India (GOI) enterprise and natural gas company, GAIL (India) Ltd wants to explore the possibility of entering the solar glass and module manufacturing business. As part of its plans to diversify, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that it may pursue acquisitions in solar glass and module manufacturing while also setting up wind and solar energy plants, including round-the-clock (RTC) power generation through storage system. It is also firming up plans to enter green hydrogen business, the report added referring to a company’s shareholders’ notice.    

Green hydrogen for JSL: Jindal Stainless Steel Limited (JSL) will install a green hydrogen plant to lower its carbon emissions by nearly 2,700 MT annually. The green hydrogen plant will be set up in partnership with Vivaan Solar backed Hygenco India Private Limited. Local media referring to a company statement reported that JSL claims to become the country’s 1st stainless steel company to install a green hydrogen plant.

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Senior News Editor: Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews. Anu is our solar news whirlwind. At TaiyangNews she covers everything that is of importance in the world of solar power.Before joining our team, Anu worked in various positions at publications of the Times Group in New Delhi. As a Principal Correspondent, she conceptualized special features and supplements for both The Times of India and The Economic Times. While Anu delved deep into solar at TaiyangNews, environment topics have been close to her heart before. As Assistant Editor, she was responsible for launching Planet Earth for The Economic Times, a special series on environment. Before joining the Times Group, Anu was a Copy Editor at the Hindustan Times.Anu holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Rajasthan. She also studied at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi on E-Outreach: New Media Technologies for Advocacy and Strategic Communication, Social Media

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