State-owned Indian power developer National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will commence operations at the 5MW solar power plant in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh.

The photovoltaic facility was developed with an investment of INR485.9m ($8.93m) and will have an annual production capacity of 7.26MWh power per annum.

NTPC had selected Wipro as the construction and equipment provider for the facility that can reduce 0.82 metric tonnes of carbon emissions per megawatt-hour of power produced, reported The Times of India.

NTPC-Dadri general manager DK Sood told the newspaper that the project is the first non-conventional energy projects undertaken by the thermal power developer.

"The power plant is at present under trial. Commercial supply of electricity will begin before the end of March," added Sood.

Electricity produced at the facility will be procured by power purchasing company GRIDCO as per its power procurement agreement with NTPC.

The company, aside from the Dadri facility is also involved in the development of other solar farm in different parts of the country including two more in the state of Uttar Pradesh.