India’s Tata Power has commissioned a 30 MW solar power plant in Palaswade, Maharashtra, developed by its wholly owned subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy.
The plant will produce over 62 million KWH of solar power, covering the annual energy needs of over 14000 Indian households. The solar plant, spread over 140 acres, is located at Palaswade village in Maan taluka, in Satara district, Maharashtra.
Tata Power currently has a portfolio of 936 MW of solar generation capacity. It has executed a 3 MW solar photo-voltaic plant at Mulshi, one of the largest grid-connected solar projects in the State of Maharashtra.
The newly commissioned solar plant adds to its growing renewable energy portfolio. The plant will be maintained using rain water harvested through the construction of check dams, since Maan taluka is a water-scarce drought-prone region in Maharashtra. The additional water collected will be made available to the local community for irrigation and other uses.
Mr. Rahul Shah, CEO, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited, said, " We are proud of our staff for proactively caring for the community through the construction of check dams to harvest, use, and make rain wateravailable to the community."
The 30 MW solar plant uses domestically manufactured Crystalline Silicon Photo-Voltaic modules.