- A 30 MW solar power project in Indian state Maharashtra’s Palaswade village has come online
- It is set up by Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), the renewable energy arm of Tata Power
- The project uses domestically manufactured crystalline silicon PV modules
- TPREL expects the 30 MW solar PV plant to generate more than 62 million kWh of solar power annually
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Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) has commissioned a 30 MW solar power plant in Maharashtra. TPREL is the renewable energy arm of Tata Power. The plant is located in Palaswade village in Maan taluka in Satara district.
Spread over 140 acres, it is expected to generate more than 62 million kWh of clean energy every year. The company has used domestically manufactured crystalline silicon PV modules for the project.
Tata Power Solar, another Tata Power subsidiary, earlier this year scaled up its cell and module manufacturing capacity to 200 MW and 400 MW, respectively (see Tata Strongly Expands PV Production Capacity).
Maan taluka is a drought prone region of the state. Here, the solar power plant will be cleaned using rainwater harvested through the construction of check dams. Additional water collected will be made available for irrigation and other uses.
TPREL has an operating capacity of 1,487 MW with solar contributing 957 MW to the total. Tata Power will be adding 380 MW of clean energy assets from its books into TPREL, which made news when it acquired Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. with its 1.14 GW of renewable energy portfolio comprising 990 MW of solar in June 2016 (see Tata Acquires Welspun Renewables).
“We aim to create a focused renewable energy business in TPREL with a sustained growth trajectory. The commissioning of the 30 MW solar power plant at Palaswade marks a milestone in our drive, to grow our portfolio of clean and renewable energy generation,” said TPREL CEO Rahul Shah.