Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received the country’s largest single solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order of 1 GW from SJVN Limited for around Rs 55 billion. This EPC order was designed keeping in mind the advance use of ‘Make in India’ cells and modules. The project will be built under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s CPSU scheme and will take 24 months to complete. This project, which will cover over 5,000 acres of land in Rajasthan, intends to reduce around 2,287,128 kg of carbon emissions and create around 2,500 million units yearly.
With this 1 GW contract, the company’s order bookings have surpassed Rs 120 billion, with a total portfolio of more than 9.3 GW of utility-scale renewables projects. Tata Power Solar also has a manufacturing facility in Bengaluru with a module and cell production capability of 580 MW and 530 MW, respectively. It has a portfolio of over 8.3 GW of ground-mount utility-scale, over 950 MW of rooftop and distributed generating projects across India, and has installed over 65,000 solar water pumps.
Earlier this month, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) commissioned a 120 MW solar project in Masenka, Gujarat. The solar project commissioned by TPREL, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Power, is expected to produce 305,247 MWh annually for Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited. Reportedly, about 381,000 modules were used in the installation, and the project will reduce up to 103,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. The project featured thin-film glass-on-glass modules with various wattages and harnesses with capacities ranging from 440 Wp to 460 Wp.