Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received a Letter of Award (LoA) to develop 100 MW of distributed ground-mounted solar projects for Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in Maharashtra. The scope of work comprises engineering, design, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning, and operations and maintenance of the solar projects. The total order value of the projects is Rs 5.38 billion. The projects will have to be commissioned within 12 months. With this win, Tata Power Solar’s utility-scale engineering, procurement and construction order book has grown to 4 GW (DC) capacity with an estimated value of around Rs 92.64 billion.
In September 2021, Tata Motors planned to build and manage a 3 MWp rooftop solar project at its Passenger Vehicle Business Unit facility in Pune and also signed a solar power purchase agreement with Tata Power. This solar rooftop project is expected to generate about 4.5 million kWh per year, resulting in a reduction of 3,538 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. The company’s automobile factories in Pune and Sanand generated 26.10 million kWh of renewable electricity in the financial year 2021, accounting for 25 per cent of the company’s total power usage (111.3 million units). This resulted in the reduction of 18,672 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide. To fulfil its goal of sourcing 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, the firm aims to source renewable energy more rigorously.
Tata Power Solar operates a manufacturing unit in Bangalore, with a production capacity of 580 MW of modules and 530 MW of cells. It has a portfolio of more than 7 GW of ground-mount utility-scale, and over 615 MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country to date.