Tata Power commissions 100MW solar power projects in Uttar Pradesh

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) has commissioned a couple of solar power projects, each of 50MW capacity in Prayagraj and Banda in Uttar Pradesh.

The fully-owned subsidiary of Tata Power is said to have wrapped up the projects within the pre-agreed timelines despite of the challenges created by the pandemic.

Tata Power expects the two solar power plants to produce over 221.26 million units annually.

According to the Tata Group company, nearly 1,59,600 modules were used in the Prayagraj solar power project. It is expected to offset 91,137 lakh tons of carbon emissions annually.

Tata Power commissions 100MW solar power projects in Uttar Pradesh

Tata Power commissions 100MW solar power projects in Uttar Pradesh. Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay.

Tata Power said that for the smooth implementation, 16 Inverters were installed and 103.25km of DC cable and 4,87,080 man hours were used in the solar power project in Prayagraj.

For the Banda solar power plant, around 1,67,440 modules were used over 236 acres of land, with 16 invertors using 3,35,000 man hours.

The solar power projects at Prayagraj and Banda are estimated to cut down 1,77,037 lakh tons of carbon emissions per year. Both of them are underpinned by power purchase agreements (PPA) with the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, (UPPCL), Lucknow.

Dr. Praveer Sinha — CEO and MD of Tata Power said: “The commissioning of Solar PV Projects in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj and Banda has strengthened our position as a leading renewable energy company, and we will continue to contribute to the country’s sustainable energy growth.”

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