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Tata Power Solar successfully commissions India’s largest solar power project with NTPC 18th June, 2014

The project, completed using only domestically manufactured modules, will power nearly 90,000 households in a year

Tata Power Solar, India’s largest specialized solar EPC player, has successfully commissioned the 50 MW solar photovoltaic project for NTPC, as part of their mandate to expand their renewable energy portfolio to 1,000 MW by 2017.

The 50MW flagship project in Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh, is the largest Indian solar project to use domestically manufactured solar modules. Built over 240 acres of land, the plant is expected to generate 78.66 million units (kWh) of energy per year and will help offset approximately 73,000 tonnes of CO2 in the first year. The power generated will be used to power around 90,000 households in a year.

“In this landmark project, Tata Power Solar as our key partner and EPC contractor has demonstrated their expertise in the solar business and have worked incessantly to deliver the project on time and in an efficient manner. We, at NTPC, are increasing our focus on renewables, in particular solar energy. With the commissioning of Rajgarh Solar Project, the solar power generation capacity in NTPC has reached 95 MW. ” said A.K.Jha, Director(Technical), NTPC.

Tata Power Solar managed the project end-to-end, from manufacturing and testing of the modules, to installing the anchor foundations and structures. Apart from a highly experienced team at Tata Power Solar, more than 2000 people from nearby villages were employed by them for civil, mechanical and structural works.

“This project bears testimony to Tata Power Solar’s 25 year strong lineage and the ability to bring together our strengths in manufacturing world-class solar modules and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) capabilities. We are proud to have commissioned this project in record time and delivered to NTPC’s expectations.” said Ajay Goel, CEO, Tata Power Solar.

Tata Power Solar, India’s leading integrated solar solutions provider and specialized EPC player, operates 200 MW of solar module manufacturing in Bangalore and has designed and built more than 160 MW of grid connected projects to-date.


Structural information on the project –

  • Number of modules: 2,17,392 modules manufactured by Tata Power Solar in Bangalore
  • Structure: 9,058 structures
  • Foundation: 72,464 foundations
  • Commissioned: March 2014 (30 MW) and April 2014 (20 MW)
  • Timeline: 7 months from start of construction in Oct’ 2013.

About Tata Power Solar:

Tata Power Solar (TPS), 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, TPS now operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power. TPS has a strong national presence with 8 regional offices, 40 authorized service centres plus a network of more than 1000 channel partners nationwide.

As one of the largest solar manufacturers in India, TPS operates three world-class manufacturing units in Bangalore, with a production capacity of 200 MW of modules and 180 MW of cells. It has completed more than 160 MW of ground-mount utility scale and 40 MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country as of FY14. It also offers a diverse line of solar products for both urban and rural markets – these include water heaters, home lighting, street lighting, power packs, and water pumps among others. TPS 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: