Tata Power Solar said on Tuesday it has commissioned a 100 mw solar project for NTPC in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, the biggest solar project commissioned using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules.
In a statement Tata Power Solar said it delivered the project in record 80 per cent of stipulated timelines, and nearly three months ahead of the stringent schedule.
Key highlights of the project were the innovative design of Balance-of-System (BoS) and cabling, along with optimised selection of evacuation systems.
"Aligning with the government's 'Make in India' mission, this is the biggest solar project commissioned using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules. The plant is expected to generate nearly 160 million units (kWh) of energy per year and help offset approximately 1,10,000 tonnes of CO2 in the first year," the company said.
Built over a 500-acre site, the land contained natural streams and hillocks which were untouched by the plant to maintain the natural ecosystem.
"Today, pace of delivery and quality have become crucial benchmarks in the industry and we are especially proud to have delivered a project of this scale in record time," said Ashish Khanna, ED and CEO, Tata Power Solar.
As one of the largest solar manufacturers in India, Tata Power Solar operates manufacturing unit in Bangalore, with a production capacity of 300 mw of modules and 180 mw of cells.
It has completed more than 250 mw of ground-mount utility scale and 112 mw of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country till date.