Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a subsidiary of The Tata Power Company Limited, is initiating a 41 MW captive solar plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, to support TP Solar Limited’s (TP Solar) 4.3 GW solar manufacturing facility in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. This plant aims to produce 101 million units of electricity, offsetting 72,000 metric tonnes of CO2 annually. Commissioning is expected within 12 months of signing the Project Development Agreement (PDA). TP Govardhan Creatives Limited, a specialized entity under TPREL, will oversee the facility’s development, operation, and maintenance for TP Solar. Commercial production at TP Solar’s manufacturing plant is slated to begin in FY 24-25. TP Solar Ltd. is a subsidiary of Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited.
Mr. Ashish Khanna, CEO, TPREL, said, “Green energy supply to our state-of-the-art 4.3 GW solar cell and module manufacturing facility from the captive solar plant is a shining example of our commitment to a sustainable transition to green energy. This arrangement will act as a model for all the upcoming solar component manufacturing facilities to source green energy for their production and the resulting domino effect will significantly contribute towards the country’s ambitious target of achieving 500 GW of non-fossil fuel-based energy capacity by the end of this decade. With this new captive solar plant, TPREL’s total capacity will expand to 7,877 MW including 3,720 MW of projects at different stages of implementation, and an operational capacity of 4,157 MW, comprising 3,154 MW solar energy and 1,003 MW wind energy.”