Tata BP Solar India has commissioned its first 1 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Orissa. The plant was synchronised to the grid on 23 August, the company said in a statement today.
The project, a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), is owned and developed by S N Mohanty at Cuttack in Orissa.
"Tata BP Solar as an engineering, procurement and construction contractor in association with S N Mohanty is very proud in bringing about this first solar photovoltaic plant in Orissa," the company's CEO K Subramanya, said.
The project uses 4,400 crystalline silicon modules of 230 Watts each spread out over an area of 5 acres, which will generate electric current when solar radiation falls on them. The plant is designed to run for 25 years, the release said.
The solar power plant will generate 1.41 million units of electricity in the first year. Tata BP Solar will also operate and maintain the plant for the first 10 years after commissioning, the release said.
S N Mohanty has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Orissa State Electricity Board for 25 years to supply this power to the state grid.
Tata BP Solar, a joint venture of Tata Power and BP Solar, is currently executing projects in different parts of India including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand.