Tata Power, one of India's largest integrated power utility has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Motors to commission India’s largest carport in Pune. With 6.2 MWp capacity, the project is expected to reduce 160,000 tonnes of carbon emission for Tata Motors in its lifetime.
The company says the grid-connected carport plant requires high-level engineering and customised designing to assemble the massive carport structures. Furthermore, advanced technology and intricate planning is Tata Power’s strength which will facilitate them to execute the project.
Speaking on the project, Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power said, "As One Tata initiative we are excited to partner with Tata Motors to set the largest carport in India. We are confident that this PPA will complement our efforts to lower the carbon footprint and we look forward to exploring new ways to harness clean resources and implement them in our business operations."
Rajesh Khatri, VP - PV operations, Tata Motors said, “We are looking forward to setting up India’s largest Solar carport with Tata Power as this will help us reduce our carbon emissions. We are extremely excited about the eco-friendly future operations and energy consumption.”
According to the partners, solar carports continue to prove themselves as excellent examples in terms of efficient use of space for solar installations and are expected to demonstrate their potential by being a source of growth for the rooftop sector in the future.
Tata Power’s solar arm-Tata Power Renewables has a successful background of executing the world’s largest rooftop at a single location at RSSB, Amritsar-16MW, 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 and many other projects.