TATA Power sets up 2 MW solar plant for TN textile mills

TATA Power Solar has commissioned a 2 MW rooftop solar plant for Murugan Textiles at Tirupur district, Tamil Nadu.

This is the largest rooftop solar plant ever commissioned in South India and is the first phase of a 3 MW project.

Further work on the second phase for 1 MW will commence from 2015.

The plant is connected to the grid with the help of an 11 KV feeder to avail renewable energy certificate. The plant power will be utilized for captive consumption in textile mills.

Already, the mill consumes 800 kW for a single building and the entire factory is spread across three buildings.

The system is built on top of the existing spinning mills and a warehouse.

This plant will help to displace about 2,500 tons of carbon each year.

Rooftop solar power is increasingly being used as a mainstream option for power generation, said, Arul Shanmugasundaram, EVP, Projects, TATA Power Solar, said.

Recently, Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) in collaboration KPMG has stated that about 100 GW of solar capacity will be achieved in the country by 2030.

Approximately an USD of 42 billion will be saved in equipment imports on promoting a sustainable domestic manufacturing industry.

Further, it will create 50,000 direct new jobs and 125,000 indirect jobs in next 5 years.