Tata Power Solar boosts module plant capacity by 60%
May 28, 2014 - Indian solar products maker Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd said Wednesday it had lifted the module production capacity at its Bangalore plant by 60% to 200 MW in view of an expected surge in demand.
Previously, the module production capacity at the plant was 125 MW.
In a statement, the company explained that solar module demand is already very high and it anticipates further increases after India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry proposed anti-dumping duties of between USD 0.11 and USD 0.81 (EUR 0.08-0.59) per watt for solar cells coming from the US, China, Malaysia and Taiwan. The domestic content requirement for certain solar projects is also helping.
Tata Power Solar, also known as Tata BP Solar, is part of local power producer Tata Power (BOM:500400). It has manufacturing units for modules, cells and solar water heaters. The cell production capacity remains at 180 MW.
As of fiscal 2013/14, the company has completed over 160 MW of ground-mounted, utility-scale projects as well as 40 MW of rooftop and distributed generation schemes across India.