Tata Power and Tata Motors have joined hands to develop an additional 7 MWp solar rooftop project at Tata Motors’ passenger vehicle manufacturing plant in Pune district, Maharashtra.
With this, the PV capacity at Tata Motors’ Pune plant will expand to 17 MWp, making it India’s largest on-site solar project. The plant’s other 10 MWp, installed earlier, was also developed by Tata Power.
Tata Motors and Tata Power recently signed a power purchase agreement for the solar project. The installation is collectively expected to generate 23 million units of electricity, mitigating 5.23 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide.
As a signatory to the RE100, Tata Motors is committed to using 100% renewable energy in its operations. To achieve this objective, the company is gradually increasing the proportion of renewable energy in its operations. It generated 92.39 million kWh of renewable electricity in fiscal 2021-22 – almost 19.4% of its total power usage.
Tata Power has executed multiple large solar rooftop projects, including a 16 MW rooftop installation at Radhasoami Satsang Beas, Amritsar, and a 2.67 MW at Cochin International Airport. It has also built an 820.8 kWp solar rooftop at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai, and a unique 120 kW solar vertical farm for Dell Technologies in Bangalore.
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