Tata Power commissions 3-MW solar power plant in Maharashtra
27 April 2011
Mumbai: Pursuant to the company's objective of building a robust renewable energy portfolio that is 20-25 per cent of its total generation capacity,
India's largest integrated private power utility Tata Power today said that it had commenced the commercial operation of its 3-MW, photovoltaic-based, grid-connected solar power plant at Mulshi, Maharashtra.
According to the company, this is the first and largest solar PV power plant in Maharashtra and one of the largest in the country and is spread over 12 acres.
The technology for this project has been supplied by the Tata Group's renewable power arm, Tata BP Solar.
The project is Tata Power's and Tata BP Solar's novel experience in building, operating, and maintaining a megawatt-scale grid-connected solar power plant in India. Given the modular nature of the system, the project was executed in nine months.
Tata Power had set up its first solar power plant of 100 kW way back in 1996 at Walwan in Lonavla, where the company has a hydro power facility.
According to Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power, the commissioning of the grid-connected 3-MW solar power plant in Mulshi reinforced the company's sustainability agenda and commitment of setting up generation capabilities through renewable sources.