Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company,won ‘Dun & Bradstreet -Everest Infra Awards 2017’ under Infrastructure Project award for commissioning India’s largest solar project under Domestic Content Requirement for NTPCat Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The 100 MW project is expected to generate nearly 160 million units (kWh) of energy per year and help offset approximately 110,000 tonnes of CO2 in the first year. Spread over 500-acre site and using high quality TIER-1 module and cells manufactured in-house, the project wasdelivered within 80% of the stipulated timeline and three monthsahead of the stringent schedule.
Dun & Bradstreet –Everest Industries Limited Infra Awards 2017, into its 7thedition, felicitatesIndia’s leading infrastructure companies and projects across various categories.The nominations are judged on various financial and qualitative parameters and an array of pre-defined project execution criteria by an independent jury. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Honourable Union Minister of Road Transport Highways & Shipping and Water Resources, River Development, & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India graced the award ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Speaking atthe session, Mr. Ashish Khanna, ED & CEO, Tata Power Solar, said “It is a moment of great pride for us to receive this award.This award is testimony of ourexcellence in domestic manufacturing and EPC services. The 100 MW plant isthe largest DCR project commissioned by us tilldate and its execution ahead of schedule, as well as performance,demonstratesour commitment towards highquality manufacturing and project execution capabilities.”
The plant is located in the heavily undulated area which was left untouched to maintain the natural ecosystem. The region also falls under the challenging terrain of high wind speed that requiredrobust structure design. Tata Power Solar used innovative design of Balance-of-System (BoS) and cabling, along with optimized selection of evacuation systems to render most optimal technical design. The project, in operation for nearly two years, optimizes processes (internal and external) without compromising on the quality & life of the project and ensures cost competitiveness through value engineering and value analysis at multiple levels.
Aligning with the Government’s ‘Make in India’ mission, this is the biggest solar project commissioned which is made using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules. Tata Power Solar acclaimed for world-class safety management system, delivered the plant with 1.3 million safe man hours and is providing employment to more than 50 local people at the site for operations & maintenance for the future.
Tata Power Solar, with 27 years of deep domain expertise, is one of the pioneering solar manufacturers in the world and India’s largest specialised EPC player. Founded in 1989, the company was originally formed as a joint venture between Tata Power and British Petroleum Solar (BP Solar). As a pioneer and market leader in the solar space, headquartered in Bangalore, Tata Power Solar now operates independently as a whollyowned subsidiary of Tata Power.
As one of the largest solar manufacturers in India, Tata Power Solar operates world-class manufacturing unit in Bangalore, with a production capacity of 400 MW of modules and 300 MW of cells. It has completed more than 708MW of ground-mount utility scale and 154MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country till date. It also offers a diverse line of solar solutions for both urban and rural markets –these include rooftop solutions, and solar pumpsamong others. Tata Power Solar is committed to enabling solar everywhere and aims to provide energy access to millions of people across the country via its integrated solar solutions. For more information visit: www.tatapowersolar.com