Tata Power Solar and SIDBI sign MoU to offer easy financing to MSMEs for solar adoption.Tata Power Solar Systems Limited (TPSSL), one of India’s largest integrated solar companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to offer an easy financing option for MSMEs.
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) is a subsidiary of Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility.
MSMEs that are willing to opt for Rooftop Solar PV Plant or associated services from Tata Power or its authorised Channel Partners across India will be financially supported by SIDBI under the scheme.
Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Finance, Dr. Bhagwat Karad graced the MoU exchange ceremony held today at the Global SME Finance Forum 2023 in Mumbai. Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO&MD, Tata Power and Shri Sivasubramanian Ramann, Chairman & Managing Director, SIDBI exchanged the MoU.
Under this strategic partnership, TPSSL and SIDBI will encourage solar energy adoption among Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises by offering customised & innovative financing solutions through SIDBI’s 4E (End to End Energy Efficiency) Scheme. The 4E solar financing scheme offers TPSSL’s customers an array of compelling benefits, including the most competitive interest rates and loan limit to meet the requirement of the MSME sector.
TPSSL and SIDBI has also announced the launch of The Big Solar Fest at the Global SME Finance Forum 2023 to offer zero processing fees for the upcoming festival season to encourage the widespread adoption of solar energy among MSMEs. The Big Solar Fest will spread awareness on the most competitive financing offerings with zero percent processing fees for the upcoming festival season. This additional incentive will serve to expedite the green journey of the MSME sector, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable growth and clean energy solutions.
Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD of Tata Power, said, “MSMEs are the backbone of India’s economy. They operate across industrial segments and are major consumers of electricity. Our strategic collaboration with SIDBI will facilitate the ‘ease of opting’ renewable energy in the MSME sector and power its quest to become more efficient and globally competitive. I urge them to make the most of ‘THE BIG SOLAR FEST’ and play a pivotal role in building a greener and sustainable business ecosystem in the country.”
An online application process has also been set up to help MSME consumers avail this scheme and contribute to the advancements of the country’s national solar mission.
Shri Sivasubramanian Ramann, Chairman & Managing Director, SIDBI, said, “SIDBI has prioritised digitisation of credit access and green/climate financing. SIDBI leverages partnerships to reach the last mile. We are confident that our partnership with Tata Power Solar will result in MSMEs getting better quality products & services, which will help in MSMEs growth and decarbonisation journey. We envision working towards developing innovative and cost-effective financing options, especially for MSME customers. We are optimistic that this partnership and within that ‘The BIG SOLAR FEST’ will go a long way in accelerating the adoption of renewable energy, especially among the MSME sector.”
The MoU builds upon the resounding success and positive feedback received from the collateral-free solar financing initiative introduced by TPSSL and SIDBI in 2021.
TPSSL plays a pivotal role in empowering diverse industries and businesses to embrace non-conventional energy sources, reduce their CO2 footprints, and contribute to India’s clean energy goals.
The company offers an extensive portfolio of solar energy solutions, spanning from installations to operational maintenance. It serves as a one-stop solution for consumers, catering to their comprehensive end-to-end energy requirements. The Company’s solar EPC portfolio is more than 11.5 GWp of ground-mount utility-scale, over 1.7 GW of rooftop and distributed ground-mounted systems, and over 1,00,000 solar water pumps.
SIDBI is the principal financial institution for the promotion, financing and development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector and for co-ordination of the functions of the institutions engaged in similar activities