Tata Motors, Tata Power To Install 7 MWp Solar Rooftop Expansion Project In Pune

This is the third phase of a joint 17 MWp on-site solar project developed by the two firms, of which a 10 MWp was installed earlier.

By Pratik Rakshit


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Published on May 23, 2022

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  • Both firms joined hands for the development of a 7 MWp solar solutions.
  • This is the third phase of a joint 17 MWp on-site solar project.
  • A 10 MWp was installed earlier.

Tata Motors and Tata Power have joined hands to develop a 7 MWp solar rooftop project at Tata Motors' passenger vehicle plant in Chikhali, Pune. This is the third phase of a joint 17 MWp on-site solar project developed by the two firms, of which a 10 MWp was installed earlier. The Tata Motors PV manufacturing unit becomes India's largest on-site solar project with this latest installation. Tata Motors generated 92.39 million kWh of renewable electricity in FY22, accounting for almost 19.4 per cent of total power usage. The company also plans to obtain renewable energy with greater rigour to reach its goal of procuring 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

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Rajesh Khatri, VP, Operations, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., said, “Tata Motors has been working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the Net Zero Emission goal. With a fresh agreement to install an additional Roof Top solar plant of 7 MWp in our Pune plant in association with Tata Power, we will move closer to our goal of 100% Renewable Energy. Post commissioning of this capacity, we will become the largest onsite solar installation in India.”


Tata Power had installed two charging stations - 50 kW DC Charger and an AC charger at the BIC in Greater Noida

Tata Motors and Tata Power recently inked a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for this solar project, which is a significant step towards building a sustainable future. The installation is collectively expected to generate 23 million units of electricity, mitigating 5.23 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide which is equivalent to planting 8.36 lakh trees over a lifetime.

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Gurinder Singh Sandhu, Chief – New Business Services, Tata Power said, "India's largest on-site solar project at Tata Motors' Pune plant is a testament to our shared goal of being green in our businesses. The project reinforces Tata Power's position as one of India's top renewable energy players, offering considerable value to its partners through its project execution capabilities and technical expertise."

Over the years, Tata Power has executed multiple large solar rooftop solutions including the one of the world's largest roof-top (16MW) at a single location at Radhasoami Satsang Beas in Amritsar; a 2.67MW roof-top solution at Cochin International Airport; as well as 820.8 kWp capacity solution at the Cricket Club of India (CCI), making it world's largest solar-powered cricket stadium.


Tata Power partnered with MG Motor India, Tata Motors, and Jaguar Land Rover to set up charging stations

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The firm has also installed a solar vertical farm (120kW) at Dell Technologies in Bangalore and a 1.4MW floating solar at Tata Chemicals, Nellore. Additionally, Tata Power is carrying out an extensive pan-India residential rooftop program to make people aware of the benefits of savings through solar energy.


Last Updated on May 23, 2022

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