National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) commissioned their 50 MW solar power project in Madhya Pradesh, India, reported The Economic Times.
The project was undertaken by Tata Power Solar and will use domestically manufactured solar modules for power production. The plant is capable of supplying electricity to 90,000 homes in a year, the company claims.
The photovoltaic project was commissioned as part of a mandatory program to expand NTPC’s renewable energy portfolio to 1000 MW by 2017.
The NTPC team is more focused on renewables especially solar energy. With the commissioning of this project the company achieves 95MW solar power generating capacity, reported ET quoting company officials.
The team employed around 2000 laborers from nearby villages for mechanical and construction work.
Recently Tata Power announced it has achieved 500 MW renewable energy capacity with the commissioning of a new solar power plant in Maharashtra.