Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a subsidiary of Indian power giant Tata Power, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with US-based conglomerate GE to provide solar rooftop solutions for six manufacturing and services sites in India, reported PV Tech.
Tata Power will install solar rooftop projects at the sites located at Durgapur in West Bengal, Pallavaram and Hosur in Tamil Nadu, a multi-modal manufacturing site at Pune, an upcoming factory at Marhowra in Bihar and a maintenance facility at Roza in Uttar Pradesh.
The project will be carried out on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis. 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.
Ashish Khanna, president, Tata Power (Renewables), said to PV Tech that the project underlines their leadership in project commissioning space and reflects GE’s commitment towards enhancing solar energy for its manufacturing units. He further stated that it also demonstrates GE’s confidence in Tata Power capabilities in providing reliable solar power through competency in rooftop solutions.
Amit Kumar, vice president, supply chain – GE India and South-East Asia, said that India is an important manufacturing base for GE and sustainability is at the core of the company’s business. He mentioned that the country has a lot of potential for solar rooftop projects which need to be harnessed to meet India’s energy needs for manufacturing.
Tata Power Solar has commissioned more than 1.45GW of ground-mount utility scale and over 200MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country till date. It was ranked the number one EPC rooftop solar player consistently for four years by Bridge to India.