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Tata Power Solar commissions world’s largest rooftop solar for RSSB-EES 10th December, 2015

Roof Top Solargeneratinga cumulative capacity of 12 MW at Punjab

Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar player, has successfully commissioned a 12 MW solar rooftop projectfor R.S.S.B. EDUCATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY (RSSB–EES).Built across 8 sheltered venuesinasingle premiseat theRadha Soami Satsang Beas-­‐Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in Amritsar, the project is the largest solar rooftop plant inthe world,set up in a single phase. The plant will produce more than 150lakhunits of power annually and offset over 19000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.

RSSB is a non-­‐profit philosophicalorganization with its headquartersin Beas, Punjab. It is basedon the spiritual teachings of all religions. RSSB-­‐EES is a charitable organization based at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh,whichoperates multiple charitable initiatives in the field of environment and education.The rooftop project issetup underthePunjab Government’sgrid connected rooftop solar projects scheme,wherein power from the plant will befed to the grid.In April 2014,same organisationhad set up a similar 7.524 MWp solar plant ona single rooftop.

Speaking on the project, Mr. AshishKhanna, CEO & ED, Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd, said, “We are really pleased and proud to have commissioned world’s largest rooftop solar plant for RSSB-­‐EES. This has been commissioned in a single phase on multiple roofs covering an area of1.621 million sq.ftwith varying roof profiles, roof types and truss frames. With world-­‐class safety being our ethos, the project was commisioned on schedule with highest quality standards by systematic andplannedengineering and executed in a safe manner with zero-­‐incidents. This is credible especially when our teams were working on heights withdelicate roof material and have achieved this without disrupting the sanctity and utilization of the concerned buildings. The vision shown by RSSB-­‐EES leaders to develop this type of a plant is admirable. Thisnot only highlights their green & environmentalfocus but also showcases the potential of rooftops in building energy independence.”

Tata Power Solar was ranked #1 in the solar rooftop market in the recently published India Solar Rooftop Map 2016report by BRIDGE TO INDIA, a leading Cleantech consulting firm. Apart from the 12 MW project with RSSB-­‐EES, Tata Power Solar has other operating Roof Tops ofover 65 MW of distributed generation.

About Tata Power Solar:

Tata Power Solar, with 25 yearsof 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 200 MW of modules and 180 MW of cells. It has completed more than 185+ MW of ground-­‐mount utility scale and 65 MW 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 tomillions of people across the country via its integrated solar solutions. For more information visit: