Tata Power lights up Asia’s largest tea estate with bifacial solar PV system


Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), an arm of The Tata Power Co. Ltd, has commissioned a 1.04 MW bifacial solar system project for Chengmari Tea Estate, Asia’s largest tea estate, situated on the foothills of Bhutan. The company said it’s the first-ever installation of on-ground bifacial modules in eastern India.

The project uses 1,900 PV modules and was completed within the six-month timeframe despite the challenging monsoon conditions over a period of 3.5 months. It is expected to generate an estimated 1.5 million units of electricity annually for the tea estate, helping to offset 29,420 lakh tonnes of CO2 per year.

With this addition, TPREL’s total renewables capacity has reached 9,012 MW, including 4,752 MW of projects in different phases of development and an operating capacity of 4,260 MW (3,241 MW solar and 1,019 MW wind).


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