Tata signs 5MW rooftop solar PPA with GE in India

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Credit: Tata Power Solar

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a subsidiary of Indian power giant Tata Power, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with US-based conglomerate GE to provide solar rooftop solutions for six manufacturing and services sites in India.

Tata Power will install solar rooftop projects at the sites located at Durgapur in West Bengal, Pallavaram and Hosur in Tamil Nadu, a multi-modal manufacturing site at Pune, an upcoming factory at Marhowra in Bihar and a maintenance facility at Roza in Uttar Pradesh.

The project will be carried out on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis. The installation of the solar rooftop projects will help to generate over 1 million kWh of electricity per year, and will lead to an average tariff reduction of around 30%.

Ashish Khanna, president, Tata Power (Renewables), said: “The project underlines our leadership in project commissioning space and reflects GE’s commitment towards enhancing solar energy for its manufacturing units. It also demonstrates GE’s confidence in Tata Power capabilities in providing reliable solar power through competency in rooftop solutions. We are hopeful that the renewable segment will also be encouraged by these cost optimized energy solutions.”

Amit Kumar, vice president, supply chain – GE India and South-East Asia, said: “India is an important manufacturing base for GE and sustainability is at the core of our business. Generation of solar power at our manufacturing plants will help us in reducing our carbon footprint. The country has a lot of potential for solar rooftop projects which need to be harnessed to meet India’s energy needs for manufacturing.”

Tata Power Solar has commissioned more than 1.45GW of ground-mount utility scale and over 200MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country till date. It was ranked the number one EPC rooftop solar player consistently for four years by Bridge to India.

Tata Power recently partnered with Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) to develop a universal rooftop solar installation for the entire village of Tunda in the Indian state of Gujarat. The firm also won 150MW in the most recent 1GW solar auction in Maharashtra.

Read Next

PV Tech Premium
April 8, 2021
After a challenging year, India’s solar sector stands primed for something of a rebound. But a host of familiar issues, from the perilous state of DISCOMs to regulatory uncertainty, run the risk of stymying future growth. Vinay Rustagi, managing director at consultancy Bridge to India, talks to PV Tech about the future prospects for Indian solar.
April 8, 2021
Utility group Black Hills Energy has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with solar energy company 174 Power Global for its first large-scale solar power project in Colorado, US.
April 8, 2021
Tata Power Solar has expanded its PV manufacturing facility in Bengaluru, India, taking the total production capacity of modules and cells to 1.1GW.
April 7, 2021
Saudi Arabian developer ACWA Power has finalised agreements for the 200MW Kom Ombo solar plant in Egypt, with construction work set to begin later this year.
April 6, 2021
Dubai-based Phanes Group has signed a deal with the government of Uzbekistan to develop a 200MWac PV project in the country.
April 1, 2021
Norwegian independent power producer Scatec is looking to collaborate with project developers in India as part of efforts to gain a foothold in the country’s burgeoning solar sector.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
April 13, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 20, 2021
Upcoming Webinars
April 28, 2021
4:00 - 4:30 PM CET