|Type||Public Sector Undertaking|
Dr. Nalin SinghalChairman and Managing Director
|Products||Solar Photovoltaic, Railways Electronics, Ceramics|
Central Electronics Limited is an engineering company based in India.
Central Electronics Limited (CEL) was established in June 1974, is a Technology and Production Enterprise of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It was established in 1974 with an objective to commercially exploit the indigenous technologies developed by National Laboratories and R&D Institutions in the country.
CEL has developed a number of products for the first time in the country through its own R&D efforts and in close association with the premier National & International Laboratories including Defense Laboratories. In recognition of all these efforts, CEL has been awarded a number of times with prestigious awards including the National Award for R&D by DSIR.
CEL works in the field of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) and it has developed technology with its own R&D efforts. Its Solar photo-voltaic have been qualified to International Standards “IEC 61215 (Edition-II)”, certified by TUV Rheinland, Germany.
CEL, pioneer in the field of Railways Safety & Signaling, has been identified as a major indigenous agency for design and development of modern electronic Signaling and Safety equipment by Indian Railways. The equipment manufactured in CEL finds extreme usage in Railways in the form of Axle Counter, Axle Counter Block System and Train Approach Warning Devices. CEL’s Digital Axle Counter is approved as per European CENELEC safety level SIL-4 by RDSO (Research, Design and Standard Organization of Indian Railways) as an approved source in Part-I (i.e. approved for bulk production) for various Railway Safety and Signaling Equipments for more than 25 years. The entire paid up share capital of the company is held by the President of India and its nominees. Its paid up share capital is rupees 53.27 Crores. The Board of Directors of the CEL meets at least once in a quarter to transact its affairs.
CEL has developed a number of critical components for strategic applications and is supplying these items to Defense.
CEL has pioneered the development and commercial production of Solar Cells, Modules and Solar PV systems based on Crystalline silicon technology. CEL is ISO-9001:2008 & ISO-14001:2004 certifications company, backed by a strong group of high dedicated and well qualified R&D team and has a production plant with an established capacity of 13 MWp per year. In addition, the internationally acknowledged expertise of CEL also covers the design, development, manufacturing, integration, installation, servicing, and consultancy with respect to various solar photovoltaic systems. Our PV modules have been test qualified to the International Standards “IEC 61215 (Edition-II)”, certified by TUV Rheinland, Germany.
As one of the pioneers of Solar Photovoltaics in the world, with a product portfolio covering from industrial to rural applications, CEL has very good strength in all aspects of Photovoltaics. CEL is one of the very few companies in the world with a large-scale SPV cell and module production capability as well as systems design engineering manufacture and support capability, built and nurtured entirely through in-house R&D efforts. Over the last three decades, CEL has built up a highly skilled pool of manpower, with direct hands-on experience on every aspect of SPV. CEL's personnel are convinced of the progressively increasing role that SPV will play as an energy source, particularly in developing countries. They are also conscious of the fact that all SPV designs need to be location and load specific. The thrust at CEL is, therefore, in two directions; to drive down SPV costs by continuous improvements in manufacturing methods and increase in manufacturing volumes, and to develop innovative and cost effective applications of SPV, to prove them out, and then to satisfy the market so created.
Over the past several years, CEL has designed and installed SPV systems for a very wide range of applications, with a strong focus on those used in remote and rural areas. With more than 30 years of field experience, CEL has acquired substantial engineering skills, which places itself among the world leaders in SPV. CEL has more than 35 years of experience in installation of SPV systems within and outside India.
Solar Photovoltaic Division
The function of this business unit is to manufacture and market Solar Voltaic Cells, Modules and complete systems in India & Abroad. Central Electronics Limited (CEL) is the pioneer and the largest manufacturers of Solar-Photovoltaic (SPV) Cells, Modules and Systems in India. Through sustained in-house development and constant R&D efforts, spread over a decade of continuous efforts, the company has converted a laboratory into an industrial technology.
CEL, with its commitment to harness the solar energy, has opened up new vistas in the field of solar photovoltaic. Backed by an integrated production facility to manufacture Mono-Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells and Modules with the state-of-the-art screen-printing technology, the company has supplied more than 1.5 Lakhs SPV Systems in India and abroad, covering both rural and industrial applications
CEL products conform to stringent National & International Standards. The PV modules are tested to JPL Block V.1981 and European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) Standards. Our modules have been successfully tested by Solar Energy Centre (SEC) of the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources (MNES), Govt. of India and JRC-EC, Ispra, Italy. CEL's Solar Photovoltaic modules are the only ones from India certified both for design and quality by the European Commissionn - Joint Research Centre at Ispra, Italy