Tata Power Solar puts on stream 5.2 MW of Indian solar projects
Sep 29, 2014 - Indian solar products maker Tata Power Solar (TPS) said Thursday it has put into operation 5.2 MW of solar capacity in the state of Tamil Nadu for local textile specialist Chennai Silks Group.
Each of the five projects was ordered from a different group company within Chennai Silks. The newly completed 5.2 MW represent the second phase of a 7.2-MW solar scheme, the first phase of which Tata Power commissioned in July 2013.
The solar systems are located in Tirupur district’s municipality of Kangeyam. Tata Power Solar explained that solar energy is a very attractive option in the region because Tamil Nadu state suffers from a large energy deficit, forcing certain local manufacturing facilities to rely on expensive diesel generators.
"For The Chennai Silk's group, venturing into solar power is a step towards making solar a mainstream source of power generation," Tata said.
Tata Power Solar will also be responsible for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the solar farms.