History & Milestones

25 years and counting: the TPS journey at a glance, a history rich with experience and achievements.
  CORPORATE MILESTONES PROJECTS, PRODUCTS &
MANUFACTURING
1989

Tata Power and BP Solar join hands to establish Tata BP Solar

1991

Commercial manufacturing begins

The first solar manufacturing facility is set up: 3 MW capacity, 100 mm round water

1995

Exapnsion of manufacturing facility at Bangalore

Carbon footprint reduced by 6,918 tons

1999

Powered Asia’s largest telescope at Hanle, J&K for Indian Institute of Astrophysics through a 31.5 kWp SPV hybrid power plant

2000

TPS crosses Rs 100 crore in sales

Carbon footprint reduced by 163,762 tons

The first company in India to upgrade cell manufacturing  with plasma-enhanced vapour deposition system

2001

Module manufacturing expansion initiated - foundation stone laid for a new 10 acre facility at Bangalore
 
TPS crosses Rs 100 crore in exports

2002

India’s first solar heated pool developed for Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

2003

Largest industrial solar water heating system developed for the Kerala Co-operative milk federation with a capacity of 60,000 litres

2004

TPS exports cross Rs 300 crore

Initiated electrification of over 400 villages with 100 solar power plants in Chhattisgarh with CREDA

2005

The Chhattisgarh rural electrification projects wins the Helios award by BP, the best global project of social importance in 2004-05

TPS wins Gold for Manufacturing Excellence by Frost & Sullivan


Carbon footprint reduced by 980,037 tons

Powered computers for use by 75,000 students and senior citizens in Emerald Isle, Sri Lanka using solar

2006

TPS crosses Rs 600 crore in sales

Executed over 40 offshore platform projects

2007

TPS declared Best Solar Water Heater Manufacturer by MNRE

TPS was presented EEPC’s Star Performer (large enterprise) award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to Engineering Exports


8000 homes installed with solar lighting

TPS becomes the largest cell manufacturer in India by increasing capacity to 52 MW

Expanded module manufacturing capacity to 85 MW

2008

TPS crosses Rs 500 crore in exports and 1100 crore in sales

 

ICAI Award for Excellence in Financial reporting for the year 2008

70+ surface and submersible solar water pump systems installed in perpetual drought-prone Anantpur district

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited commissions 28 4.41 kWp SPG systems for IPS charging at the North Western Railway

2009

TPS wins Golden Peacock Innovation Award, 2009

Initiated installation of over 86 microgrids in Leh aggregating to a capacity of 1 MW over the span of next 4 years

Awarded Readers Choice Award in the solar cell category, by Electronics For You group that identifies leaders within the Indian electronics industry

TPS expands cell manufacturing to 84 MW

2010

TPS receives the FICCI Annual Award 2008 -09 for outstanding achievement in environmental sustainability of business

1 MW grid-connected power plant executed in New Delhi for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd

Special commendation for Golden Peacock award for Occupational Health & Safety – 2010

Carbon footprint reduced by 3443546 tons

15,000 solar home lighting systems in various villages of J&K through JAKEDA and 700 solar home lighting systems and 10 (40 kWp) for KREDA installed

2011

Received CII’s Leadership and Excellence Award in Environmental Health and Safety Award 2012

2012

Tata Power Solar becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tata Group

Completed over 40 MW grid-connected power plants across India including 17 MW grid-connected power plant in Mithapur, Gujarat for IIPL

2013

Completed 10 MW for Jindal Aluminium Limited, largest to date in the state of Karnataka

Continue to expand module manufacturing capacity to 200 MW