Tata Power Solar commissions 100 MW solar project for NTPC in Andhra Pradesh

Tata Power Solar has commissioned India’s largest solar plant with a capacity of 100 MW for NTPC in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The plant was completed using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules.

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In a statement Tata Power Solar mentioned that the company delivered the project in record 80 per cent of stipulated timelines, and nearly three months ahead of the stringent schedule. It is one of the biggest solar projects commissioned using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules. The plant is expected to generate nearly 160 million units of energy per year and help offset approximately 110,000 tonnes of CO2 in the first year.

Key highlights of the project were the innovative design of Balance-of-System (BoS) and cabling, along with optimized selection of evacuation systems.

Chief Executive Officer of Tata Power Solar, Ashish Khanna stated that “Today, pace of delivery and quality have become crucial benchmarks in the industry and we have delivered a project of this scale in record time. By bringing together our core strengths in domestic manufacturing and EPC services over the last 25 years, this 100 MW plant is the largest project commissioned by us to date. We hope to continue to build on our capabilities and deliver over expectations to proficient customers like NTPC.”

Built over 500 acres, the land contained natural streams and hillocks which were untouched by the plant to maintain the natural ecosystem. Tata Power Solar has delivered the project with a robust safety management system and 1.3 million safe man hours put in. Apart from a highly experienced team at Tata Power Solar, more than 50 local people were employed for the project.

Source: ET

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