Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies, will invest approx. INR 3,000 crore to set up a greenfield 4 GW solar cell and module manufacturing plant in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
The company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government to invest in the state. It will invest the amount over a period of 16 months.
“The new plant in Tamil Nadu will integrate mono-PERC (passivated emitter and rear contact) bifacial technology with future n-type technology of tunnel oxide passivated contacts (TOPCON) and will produce high-wattage modules with industry-leading efficiencies,” stated the company.
The facility will implement autonomous mobile robots that use lasers and cameras. It will be a fully interconnected factory comprising smart manufacturing tools and technologies and meeting Industry 4.0 standards.
Tata Power estimates the plant to directly or indirectly create over 2,000 employment opportunities.
Tata Power is one of the first companies to put a solar manufacturing facility in India in 1991, and since then, it has regularly upgraded the facility. In FY 2021, it set up a mono-PERC cell line at its existing manufacturing facility in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Bengaluru plant has a production capacity of 635 MW of modules and 500 MW of cells.
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