Tata Power commissions 3 MW solar power plant in Maharashtra

Spread over 12 acres of land and situated near Pune, the eighth largest metropolis in India, Tata claims that this is the first and largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Maharashtra, and one of the largest in India.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The energy produced from the 3 MW Solar plant in Mulshi will be purchased by Tata Power and distributed in Mumbai to meet an RPO defined by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC). Tata BP Solar - a joint venture between TATA and BP Solar UK - is the technology provider for the project.

Tata Power has an aggressive plan of generating 25,000 MW of energy by 2017, and says it intends to have a 20%-25% contribution from "clean power sources" - which will include a mix of Hydro, Solar, Wind, Geothermal and Waste Gas generation.

Apart from the 3 MW solar plant at Mulshi, the Company, through its subsidiary, is implementing a 25MW solar power project in Mithapur, Gujarat, for which it has already signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL), under the Gujarat State’s Solar Power Policy 2009. The Gujarat solar project is targeting Commercial Operation in December 2011.

Tata Power’s subsidiary, NDPL, has also commissioned a 1 MW grid connected roof top solar plant in Delhi.


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sethuraman said

05 May 2011
Request disclosable data on economics of the project- like Capital cost, Revenue cost per MW, Govt.subsidies etc. Is it a CSP unit?

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