Tata Power today announced its arm Tata Power Renewables Energy Ltd (TPREL) has commissioned a 300MW solar project in Gujarat. The solar plant, located in Dholera, is India’s largest PV project utilizing a single-axis tracker system.
The installation uses 873,012 monocrystalline PV modules and spans 1,320 acres of area divided into six plots of 220 acres each. It is expected to generate 774 million units of electricity annually and help offset approximately 704,340 MT/year of carbon emission.
TPREL, through Tata Power’s EPC arm Tata Power Solar Systems, completed the project within the stipulated timelines despite the various challenges posed by extreme weather and Covid-19. Tata Power overcame the challenges and customized the installation depending on the geographical locations and land conditions.
“The weather conditions at the site during the construction period were unpredictable due to very heavy rains leading to the 33kV cable trench being submerged in water. However, with the help of floaters, the execution team laid HT Cables at the location. Pre-cast ballasts were also used to lay power cables 500mm above the ground instead of conventional underground laying. Despite the challenges like weather, machinery, and manpower movement, the project was commissioned successfully,” Tata Power stated.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “Commissioning of India’s largest single-axis solar tracker system of 300 MW Solar plant at Dholera in Gujarat within the set timelines is a proud moment for Tata Power. Our technical expertise and project execution skills will further solidify our position in the solar EPC space and help India lead the way in renewable energy growth.”
With the addition of 300MW, Tata Power’s renewables capacity in operation has swelled to 3.4GW, including 2,468MW of solar and 932MW wind. The total renewable portfolio is 5,020MW, including 1,620MW of projects under various stages of implementation.
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