Tata Power Solar Commissions a 450 MW Project for Brookfield Renewable in Rajasthan
The installation of the project was completed using over 800,000 solar modules
June 9, 2022
Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 450 MW solar project for Brookfield Renewable in Rajasthan.
The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) arm of Tata Power completed the project within seven months from the allotment. The project is expected to produce more than 800 GWh of green energy every year and help mitigate up to 600,000 tons of annual carbon dioxide emissions.
The installation of the project was completed using over 800,000 solar modules.
Speaking on the commissioning of the 450 MW project, CEO and MD of Tata Power Praveer Sinha, said, “We are pleased to have completed the solar plant for Brookfield Renewable India in Rajasthan in record time. This project underlines our commitment to promoting sustainable energy adoption and fortifies our position as a major EPC player in the country.”
Tata Power Solar has used bifacial modules of 535 Wp and 540 Wp on a large scale. The workers on the Rajasthan project site were provided with tractors and back loaders to ferry the frames and handle the modules along with high-end equipment.
Earlier this month, TPSSL secured an EPC contract for SJVN’s 1 GW solar project in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. The project’s estimated cost was ₹54.91 billion (~$72.21 million), earning it the title of India’s biggest solar EPC contract. The project is expected to generate 2,454.55 million units (MU) in the first year, and on a cumulative basis, approximately 56,838.32 MUs will be generated in 25 years. The project would reduce 2.78 million tons of CO2 emissions in two-and-half decades.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Market Leaderboard 2022, Tata Power Solar led the list of rooftop solar installers, accounting for 20% of the total installations. It also has provided EPC services for about 2.8 GW of solar projects as of December 2021.
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), another wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, commissioned a 100 MW solar project for the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) in Partur, Maharashtra. The project was completed in three-and-a-half months using 411,900 monocrystalline photovoltaic modules deployed across 600 acres.