Tata Power will set up a 4GW solar cell and 4GW solar module manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu at an outlay of about Rs 3,000 crore.
Tata Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government in the presence of Chief Minister MK Stalin at the Tamil Nadu Investors’ First Port of Call – Investment Conclave.
Tata Power in a news statement said the investment in the plant will be made over a period of 16 months and will directly or indirectly create over 2,000 employment opportunities with majority of them being women employees.
“Tata Power Solar’s production facility is being set up with the support and assistance of Tamil Nadu government. It will help meet the rising demand for clean energy solutions in the country apart from providing employment opportunities,” said Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD at Tata Power.
The plant in Tamil Nadu will integrate Mono-PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) bifacial technology with future n-Type technology of Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contacts (TOPCON) and will produce high wattage modules with industry-leading efficiencies.
The solar equipment manufacturing facility will implement Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), which use lasers and cameras for transporting parts.
Tata Power Solar’s Tamil Nadu facility will be the second manufacturing unit of the company after Bengaluru. Tata Power Solar’s manufacturing unit in Bengaluru has a production capacity of 635 MW of modules and 500 MW of cells.