Indian solar manufacturer and EPC firm Tata Solar has commissioned a 10MW solar power plant in the state of Karnataka.
The 10MW power plant is reportedly the largest in the state, using 48,000 multi crystalline modules. It was built in four months and has been commissioned for aluminium manufacturer, Jindal Aluminium Limited (JAL) and will be located in Chitradurga, Karnataka.
Karnataka currently has an energy demand deficiency of 17.8%, the 10MW plant hopes to lessen the deficit generating 18 million kWh a year for 70,000 households across India. JAL is selling the electricity generated to Bangalore electricity supply company as part of a 25 year PPA, with a fixed rate of INR8.25 per unit.
JAL already had a 12.04MW wind power plant, and “strongly believes in the role of renewable energy to solve the energy deficit in Karnataka, and hence adopted solar as one of the solutions”, said Ajay Aggarwal, company secreatary, Jindal Aluminium Limited.