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Tata Power & Tata Motors to build India’s biggest Solar Carport in Pune

Written by Nizam Shaikh

India’s largest integrated power utility company Tata Power has announced that the bran has signed a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) with Tata Motors to commission India’s largest carport which will be built by Tata Power Renewables, Tata Power’s solar arm. The new carport will be built at Tata Motor’s Chikhali, Pune, Maharashtra.

The largest carport boast to develop 6.2 MWp capacity, and the project is expected to reduce around 1.6 lakh ton of carbon emission from Tata Motors in the carport’s lifetime. Tata Power will be employing a high level of engineering and customised designing to assemble the intricate structures in place. The grid-connected carport also applies advanced technology and intricate planning to execute the project. 

Solar Carports are an efficient way to harness the Sun clean and renewable energy and have proved themselves to be an excellent example in terms of ‘efficient use of space’ for solar panel installation and are expected to exhibit potential growth for the rooftop and solar sector in the near future. 

Tata Power Renewables comes with a successful background Tata Power’s solar arm-Tata Power Renewables comes with a successful background of executing the World’s largest Rooftop at a single location at RSSB, Amritsar-16MW, the 2.67MW at Cochin International Airport, World’s largest solar-powered Cricket stadium – Cricket Club of India with 820.8 kWp capacity, a unique installation of the solar vertical farm at Dell Bangalore-120kW, 1.4MW floating solar at Tata Chemicals, Nellore & many such landmark projects. In addition, Tata Power Solar is also carrying out residential projects across the country to make citizens about the savings and eco friendliness of the renewable solar energy.

Tata Power has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MG Motors on 8th of June 2020 under which the electric arm will deploy end-to-end EV charging solutions to MG dealerships spread across India. Tata Power will provide 50kW DC SuperFast chargers at select MG dealership locations, as part of the association.