Tata Power Solar has commissioned a 100MW project for National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in Anantapur, India.

In line with the government's Make in India mission, this is the one of the biggest solar projects to use locally manufactured cells and modules.

The plant is expected to generate nearly 160 million units (kWh) of energy annually and help offset approximately 110,000 tonnes of CO² in the first year.

Tata Power Solar's ED and CEO Ashish Khanna said: “Today, pace of delivery and quality have become crucial benchmarks in the industry and we are especially proud to have delivered a project of this scale in record time.

"The plant is expected to generate nearly 160 million units (kWh) of energy annually."

“By bringing together our core strengths in domestic manufacturing and EPC services over the last 25 years, this 100 MW plant is the largest project commissioned by us to date. We hope to continue to build on our capabilities and deliver over expectations to proficient customers like NTPC.”

The solar project is built on 500 acres of land, which contains natural streams and hillocks.

Tata Power Solar claims the plant has been delivered with a strong safety management system, with about 1.3 million safe man hours recorded.

NTPC's director (technical) A K Jha said: “Given our ambitious target for green power, we were aware that our requirement of rigorous timelines and cost-efficiency was a challenging one. We thank Tata Power Solar for their experience and commitment in delivering this large scale project ahead of strict timelines.”

The company also claimed that it has delivered the project nearly three months ahead of schedule.