Tata Power Solar has commissioned a 100MW solar project for National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in Ananthapur district, located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The company claims that it is the biggest solar project commissioned using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules, in-line with Government of India’s Make In India initiative.
The solar plant is expected to generate as much as 160 million units (kWh) of energy per year and can eliminate about 110,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere in the first year.
The solar project was completed in 80% or nearly 3 months ahead of the stipulated and stringent time frames.
The solar project is spread in an area of 500 acres. Natural streams and hillocks which were present in the land were untouched so as to maintain the natural ecosystem.
Tata Power also claims that it has followed world-class safety measures. It says that with robust safety management system, it could deliver about 1.3 million safe man hours to the site.
Tata Power Solar executive director and CEO Ashish Khanna said: “Today, pace of delivery and quality have become crucial benchmarks in the industry and we are especially proud to 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.”
NTPC Technical director A.K. Jha said: “Given our ambitious target for green power, we were aware that our requirement of rigorous timelines and cost-efficiency was a challenging one. We thank Tata Power Solar for their experience and commitment in delivering this large scale project ahead of strict timelines.”