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Tata Motors’ Passenger Vehicle Plant will get a solar rooftop

Written by Rohit Tonapi

To reaffirm Tata Group’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing, Tata Power and Tata Motors have joined hands. Together, they will develop a 7 MWp solar rooftop project. The project will be for Tata Motors’ Passenger Vehicle plant in Chikhali, Pune. The project also marks the third phase of a joint 17 MWp on-site solar project by the two companies. Of which the companies installed a 10 MWp earlier. The Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle manufacturing plant will become home to India’s largest on-site solar project with the latest installation.

Tata Motors’ On-Site Solar Project – Details

Tata Motors and Tata Power recently signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for this solar project. The installation will expectedly generate 23 million units of electricity. Additionally, it will also mitigate 5.23 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide, equivalent to the plantation of 8.36 lakh trees over a lifetime. Hence, the initiative marks a significant step towards building a resilient and sustainable future.

As a signatory to the RE100, Tata Motors is committed to using 100 per cent renewable energy in its operations. The company has taken many steps towards this objective. It is also gradually increasing the proportion of renewable energy used in its operations. In FY22, the company generated 92.39 million kWh of renewable energy. The amount accounts for almost 19.4 per cent of its total power usage. The company also plans to reach its goal of procuring 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. The Chief of Tata Power said the new project is a testament to the shared goal of being green in our business. He further added that it also reinforces Tata Power’s position as one of India’s top renewable energy players.

Tata Power also comes with a successful background in executing multiple large solar rooftop solutions. This also includes the world’s largest solar rooftop (16MW) at a single location at Radhusoami Satsang Beas (RSSB), Amritsar. In addition to this, Tata Power carries out an extensive pan-India residential rooftop program. With this program, the company wants to make people aware of the benefits of savings through solar energy.

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