Tata Power & SIDBI to Finance Rooftop Solar Projets for MSMEs

Tata Power has partnered with SIDBI to offer an easy and affordable financing scheme for MSME customers in the rooftop solar segment.

Tata Power has announced its partnership with SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) to offer an easy and affordable financing scheme for MSME customers in the rooftop solar segment. This scheme, the two partners expect, will empower MSMEs to adopt sustainable energy for their businesses and promote greener tomorrow.

Manoj Mittal, Deputy Managing Director, SIDBI explained that “most MSMEs fail to attract developers due to smaller size or inadequate financial worthiness. There is a need to innovate and pay attention to these classes of consumers to activate the next leg of growth in the rooftop solar market. I am sure this scheme will help to address the need for financing for this segment. Partnering with Industry leader Tata Power Solar is certainly going to encourage the flow of credit for this national priority.”

‘Easy and affordable financing has been one of the barriers for penetration of solar in the MSME sector in the country.’

In order to address this challenge, Tata Power and SIDBI have joined hands to design a unique solar financing solution for the MSME customers helping them switch to rooftop solar without any collateral at an interest rate less than 10 percent. This will also be complimented with a quick sanction and disbursement process (within 7 days with disbursement in 4 days). This financing scheme is exclusively for MSME customers of Tata Power for both off-grid and on-grid connections.

Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “green energy has gained momentum in the country in sectors like MSME. We are pleased to partner with SIDBI for an innovative financing solution for our MSMEs customers. This will support and encourage MSME customers to adopt solar energy with an affordable financing solution.”

Recently, it was reported that Tata Power had emerged as one of ‘India’s Most Sustainable Companies’ at rank 13 and an A+ rating, according to the annual survey conducted by Sustain Labs Paris (SLP), France.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.