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Tata Power Solar commissions first solar project of Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts 29th June, 2016

The 100kW rooftop project at the company’s manufacturing unit was completed in record time

Bengaluru, India; 29June, 2016: Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company, has successfully commissioned a 100 kW rooftop solar project for Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd.,near Bengaluru. This is the first solar project undertaken by the company,known for its green philosophy. Completed in a record time of 21 days, this is fastest rooftop installation by Tata Power Solar.

Located at the Bidadi industrial estate, the project is built on the administrative office building of theauto parts manufacturing unit and will be used for captive consumption. The rooftop plant was setup by Tata Power Solar under stringent safety and working conditions, including the fact that a temporary structure had to be built to get access to the rooftop.

Speaking on the project, Ashish Khanna, ED & CEO, Tata Power Solar, said, “We are pleased to partner with Toyota Kirloskar Auto Partsfor this project. This was a particularly stimulating project for us, given the stringent timelines,and completing it in record time of 21 days showcased our company’s project management skills. Our team executed this projectbyusing the latest supply chain management techniques. We believe adoption of solar in the industry by Toyota Kirloskar Auto Partswill help build momentum and could be a possibletipping point for other auto component manufacturing companies to go green.”

The 340 modules manufactured by Tata Power Solar used for the project will generate 1,46,000 units of power and offset nearly 117 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

Mr. K G Mohan Kumar, Jt. Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts, said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, we remain focused towards energy security and environment. We have always nurtured green initiatives and we strongly believe in the power of renewable energy in enabling a more sustainable business process. This plant is a first step in that direction and based on the sustenance and reliability of this, we will look at further scaling up our plans in renewable energy. We thank Tata Power Solar for setting this project in such an efficient manner while keeping the renowned high Tata standards.”

Tata Power Solar, having installed 112 MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across India, was ranked #1 in the solar rooftop market by BRIDGE TO INDIA and presented with the National Excellence Awards 2016 by MNRE for its rooftop solar power projects.

About Tata Power Solar:

Tata Power Solar, with 25 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 wholly owned 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 300 MW of modules and 180 MW of cells. It has completed more than 250MW of ground-mount utility scale and 112MW 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, solar pumps and power packs among 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: