Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a subsidiary of Indian energy company Tata Power, has commissioned a 300MW solar project in the state of Gujarat, India.

Located in Dholera village, the solar power facility is claimed to be the country’s largest single-axis solar tracker system.

It covers a 1,320-acre site divided into six plots, each of which measures 220 acres.

Featuring 873,012 monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) modules, the facility has the potential to generate 774 million units of power while displacing nearly 704,340t of carbon emissions a year.

TPREL said that the project was completed by Tata Power Solar Systems, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) arm of Tata Power, on time despite various challenges caused by Covid-19.

Tata Power also managed the customised installation, basis of geographical locations and land conditions for the project.

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Tata Power managing director and CEO Dr Praveer Sinha said: “Commissioning of India’s largest single-axis solar tracker system of the 300MW solar plant at Dholera in Gujarat within the set timelines is a proud moment for Tata Power.

“Our technical expertise and project execution skills will further solidify our position in the solar EPC space and help India lead the way in renewable energy growth.”  

The solar facility has increased Tata Power’s operational renewable capacity to 3.4GW. This includes 2.4GW of solar and 932MW of wind capacity.

The company’s total renewable capacity is said to be more than 4.9GW, with renewable projects in various stages of development accounting for 1.5GW of this.

Earlier this year, TPREL commissioned two solar PV projects, each with 50MW of capacity, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The two facilities will collectively have the capacity to generate more than 221.26 million units of clean power a year.

They are located in the state’s Prayagraj and Banda regions respectively.