Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Power Renewables Energy Ltd (TPREL), has commissioned a 300 megawatts (MW) solar power project in Dholera, Gujarat.
According to the company, it is India’s largest single-axis solar tracker system. The project will generate 774 million units (Mus) annually. And it is expected to reduce approximately 7,04,340 million tonnes of carbon emission per year.
The installation includes over 8.7 lakhs of monocrystalline photovoltaic modules, and the project was commissioned well within the stipulated timeline. The total area used for the installation is 1,320 acres, divided into six different plots of 220 acres each.
“Despite the various covid-19 challenges faced by the industry, TPREL through Tata Power’s EPC arm Tata Power Solar Systems Limited has successfully completed the project within the project timelines due to its excellent project execution capabilities and experience,” the company said in a release.
“The weather conditions at the site during the construction period were unpredictable due to very heavy rains leading to the 33 KV cable trench being submerged in water. However, with the help of floaters, the execution team laid high tension cables at the location. Pre-cast ballasts were also used to lay power cables 500 mm above the ground instead of conventional underground laying,” it added.
“Commissioning of India’s largest single-axis solar tracker system of 300 MW Solar plant at Dholera in Gujarat within the set timelines is a proud moment for Tata Power. Our technical expertise and project execution skills will further solidify our position in the solar EPC space and help India lead the way in renewable energy growth,” Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power, said. With the addition of 300 MW, the renewables capacity in operation for Tata Power will reach 3,400 MW with 2,468 MW of Solar and 932 MW of Wind. Tata Power’s total Renewable capacity is 5,020 MW, including 1,620 MW of Renewable projects under various stages of implementation.