India’s largest integrated power utility, Tata Power has achieved a new milestone by signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Tata Motors to commission the country’s largest carport. With 6.2 MWp capacity, the project is expected to reduce 160,000 tonnes of carbon emission for Tata Motors in its lifetime.
The grid-connected carport plant will involve high-level engineering and customised designing to assemble the massive structure.
Speaking on the project, Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power, said, ”As One Tata initiative, we are excited to partner with Tata Motors to set the largest carport in India. We are confident that this PPA will complement our efforts to lower the carbon footprint and we look forward to exploring new ways to harness clean resources and implement them in our business operations.”
Rajesh Khatri, Vice President PV Operations, Tata Motors added, “We are looking forward to setting up India’s largest solar carport with Tata Power as this will help us reduce our carbon emissions. We are extremely excited about the eco-friendly future operations and energy consumption.”
Solar carports continue to prove themselves as excellent examples in terms of efficient use of space for solar installations and are expected to demonstrate their potential by being a source of growth for the rooftop sector in the future.
Tata Power’s solar arm-Tata Power Renewables comes with a successful background of executing the world’s largest rooftop at a single location at Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), Amritsar (16MW), Cochin International Airport (2.67MW), world’s largest solar-powered cricket stadium, Cricket Club of India (Mumbai) (820.8 kWp), a unique installation of a solar vertical farm at Dell's Bengaluru (120kW) and 1.4MW floating solar at Tata Chemicals, Nellore (Tamil Nadu).
Besides, Tata Power Solar is also carrying out an extensive residential rooftop programme across India.