Indian state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won contracts for setting up three grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants with a cumulative capacity of 6MW on turnkey basis in India.

The company’s scope of work includes design, manufacture, supply, installation and operation & maintenance of one solar power plant at Bareilly in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and two solar plants near Nagpur in Maharashtra.

Valued at over INR780m (approximately $17.28m), the orders for the power plants each with a capacity of 2MW has been placed on BHEL by Indiabulls.

The power plants, which will be based on crystalline photovoltaic (C-SI PV) technology, are expected to be completed in 2011.

India-based Indiabulls has businesses spread over real estate, infrastructure, financial services, securities, retail, multiplex and power sectors.