Tata Power Renewable Energy has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with GE to provide solar rooftop solutions for six manufacturing and services sites in India.
Tata Power will install solar rooftop projects — on Build-Own-Operate basis — at GE India’s manufacturing sites at Durgapur in West Bengal, Pallavaram and Hosur in Tamil Nadu, multi-modal manufacturing site at Pune and upcoming factory at Marhowra in Bihar and maintenance facility at Roza in Uttar Pradesh.
The installation of the solar rooftop projects will help to generate over 1 million kWh of electricity per year, and will lead to an average tariff reduction of around 30 percent. GE will also be able to curb the emission of over 13,000 kg of carbon dioxide per day, Ashish Khanna, president, Tata Power (Renewables), said.
“India has a lot of potential for solar rooftop projects which need to be harnessed to meet India’s energy needs for manufacturing,” Amit Kumar, vice president, Supply Chain – GE India & South-East Asia, said.
Tata Power Solar has commissioned more than 1.45 GW of ground-mount utility scale and over 200 MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country till date. The total installed capacity in the rooftop segment is over 200 MW as of 31 March 2018 including commercial, residential & industrial sector.
Tata Power Solar operates manufacturing unit in Bangalore, with a production capacity of 400 MW of modules and 300 MW of cells. It has completed more than 1.5GW of ground-mount utility scale and over 200MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country.