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Tata Power Solar Powers Banks in Rural India with Solar Power

Powers 79 branches of Bank of Baroda, giving customers an access to next-level banking

 

Customer Requirements

Bank of Baroda is an Indian, state-owned, banking and financial services company headquartered in Gujarat. It is the second-largest bank in India, after State Bank of India, and offers a range of banking products and financial services to corporate and retail customers.

 

The bank wanted to lead the way in embracing green energy by implementing solar systems to power their branches in the rural and remote locations across India.

Continuous electricity at the bank will give thousands of households’ access to next-level banking experience. It was decided that rooftop solar systems of 3.85 kW will be installed at selected 79 branches across India. 

 

Bank of Baroda was looking for a seasoned player in the solar industry who could deliver projects that are on-time, compliant and within budget. Tata Power Solar (formerly Tata BP Solar) was selected as the most suitable company for this project through a tender process. 

 

Solution

Tata Power Solar designed solar power systems, commissioned in 2010,  which will support Bank of Baroda in giving its customers next-level banking experience in selected locations.  Factors such as accessibility to the branches, age of the building, height and orientation of the roofs were also an important consideration, before the project could be taken up for implementation. 

 

Based on  its experience in executing large-scale distributed projects, Tata Power Solar, installed a solar power – battery based system of 3.85 kWp with an inverter capacity of 3 KWA, battery bank of 48V*700Ah at all the selected locations.

 

All the solar power systems supplied were covered with a 5 year maintenance contract. 

 

Benefits 

 

  • The solar power systems supplied and installed by Tata Power Solar, helped banks in meeting their daily requirement of electricity, which were otherwise dependent on grid supply which was erratic in these areas 
  • Solar powered systems have changed the way India banked; thousands of people were benefited with computer based banking in the sub-urban areas of India
  • The solar power system have been running successfully at all locations and generating clean energy, impacting thousands of people across India.