Tata Power Renewables to set up India’s first group captive solar plant for a residential society .
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), one of India’s largest integrated renewable energy companies and a subsidiary of Tata Power, has signed an agreement with Vivarea Condominium, a residential society in Mumbai, to supply solar power. A first of its kind, the 3.125 MW solar plant will be set up at Himayatnagar, Maharashtra to power the society with clean energy.
TPREL will undertake the construction, operation, and maintenance of this captive solar power plant, which is expected to generate about 7.5 MU of energy and offset 6.15 metric tonnes of CO2 in the first year itself. The project will be commissioned by October 2023 and will provide green power at approximately 40% less than the cost of existing tariff to Vivarea Condominium.
With the installation of this group captive solar plant, Tata Power will enable Vivarea Condominium to become the country’s first residential society to use captive solar energy for domestic usage. The project is aligned with the company’s continued commitment to providing energy security, energy equity, and energy sustainability to its consumers.
“We are happy to announce our ground-breaking partnership with the Vivarea Condominium, Mumbai to provide clean power for residential purpose through our captive solar plant. This association is a testament to TPREL’s continued efforts to mainstream the use of renewable energy.” said Mr Shivram Bikkina, Chief – Rooftop, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited.
Tata Power’s commitment to enabling more and more citizens to adopt a sustainable lifestyle is in consonance with its ‘Sustainable is Attainable’ campaign, aimed at propagating and popularising the cause of a green and sustainable future. TPREL is a pioneer in the installation of solar projects across commercial and industrial space, and through this initiative, access to green and clean energy will be made available to a large number of residential consumers as well.
“Vivarea Condominium is extremely delighted to partner with Tata Power on a group captive solar open access that will produce green energy for our use. We will be the first in the country to get green power at roughly 40% less than the cost of the existing tariff. With the backing of all the residents, we have always been at the forefront when it comes to switching to clean energy. We believe that investment in green energy is investment in the future of mankind.” said Mr. Mitesh Mehta, Honrary President, Vivarea Condominium.
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) is one of the most significant renewable energy players in the country. The company has been India’s No. 1 solar Rooftop EPC player for the last eight years. It has a portfolio of more than 10 GWp of ground-mount utility-scale solar projects and over 1.3 GW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country. TPREL is also one of the largest solar manufacturers in India; it operates a world-class manufacturing unit in Bangalore, with a production capacity of 1,135 MW of modules and cells. The total renewables capacity of TPREL is 6,048 MW with an installed capacity of 3,884 MW (Solar – 2,956 MW & Wind – 928 MW) and 2,164 MW under various stages of implementation.