Tata Power to develop solar plant in India

Indian utility Tata Power will develop a 28.8-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in the Satara district of Maharashtra.

Indian utility Tata Power will develop a 28.8-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in the Satara district of Maharashtra. The project will span 130 acres of land and be one of the company's largest PV projects to date.

The company expects construction of the renewable energy project to be complete by December. Tata Power - Distribution will buy the electricity generated from the solar plant under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The solar project will help the company meets its solar renewable purchase obligations mandated by the government.

"Tata Power is committed to generating 20 to 25 percent of its total generation capacity from clean energy sources and is proud to be developing one of the largest solar projects in the country," a company statement said. "Tata Power strives to reduce its carbon footprint."

Each year, Tata Power plans to add 50 MW of solar capacity - it currently has 30 MW in operation. Other renewable energy projects the company operates includes a 50.4-MW wind project in Khandke and a 25-MW solar project in Mithapur, Gujarat.

PennEnergy's research area offers more information on solar energy.

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