Tata Power Solar, India's integrated solar solutions provider, has commissioned NTPC's 50MW solar photovoltaic project, as part of their plan to expand renewable energy portfolio to 1,000MW by 2017.
Located in Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh, the 50MW project is the largest Indian solar project to use indigenously-built solar modules to help offset approximately 73,000t of CO2 in the first year.
Expected to generate 78.66 million units (kWh) of energy per year, the plant will supply electricity for around 90,000 households in a year.
NTPC Director (Technical) Jha said the solar power generation capacity in NTPC has reached 95MW with the commissioning of Rajgarh solar project.
Jha said, "We, at NTPC, are increasing our focus on renewables, in particular solar energy.
"In this landmark project, Tata Power Solar as our key partner and EPC contractor has demonstrated their expertise in the solar business and have worked incessantly to deliver the project on time and in an efficient manner."
Tata Power Solar CEO Ajay Goel said, "This project bears testimony to Tata Power Solar's 25-year strong lineage and the ability to bring together our strengths in manufacturing world-class solar modules and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) capabilities."
Currently, Tata Power Solar operates 200MW of solar module manufacturing in Bangalore and has also designed and built more than 160MW of grid connected projects to date.
Image: Tata Power commissions ntpc'S solar power project. Photo: courtesy of Naypong/Freedigitalphotos.net.