Tata Power expands rooftop solar service to 90 cities across India
Preparing for a #futureready India, Tata Power is making a big push for a stronger adoption of clean energy
The big rollout from Tata Power is coming at a time when consumers across all major categories including commercial, industrial, residential and public sector are now adopting solar energy as a reliable and sustainable solution to meet their energy needs that also holds tremendous potential to save costs. Since the launch of customizable rooftop solar solutions on a pan-India basis in September 2018, ringing testimonials of happy customers continues to pour in on the value of Tata Power rooftop solar solutions across all categories of power consumers.
Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “Solar Rooftops not only offer an economical and clean alternative to conventional energy sources but also deliver reliability. With the increased adoption of RTS by consumers, we are confident that our solar rooftop solutions will play a big role in improving energy access across the country, in both urban and rural parts.”
Ashish Khanna, president, Tata Power (Renewables), said, “It is our endeavor to offer consumers the option of clean and green energy, which is not only cost-effective but also helps them in energy conservation. With RTS, we aim to achieve our company’s objective of ‘Lighting up Lives’.”
Rooftop solar installations are also attaining grid parity in many residential sectors of India. Electricity prices keep on fluctuating from time to time. However, when it comes to electricity generated by solar rooftops, the price of power generated can be calculated easily. In fact, one can even calculate the cost of electricity generation for another 10 years.
The rising popularity of RTS within the Indian power sector is also an outcome of the increasing share of renewable or green energy in the country. So far, Tata Power has installed over 375+ MW of rooftop projects, including some of the most industrialised states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Surat, Baroda, Delhi, Gurgaon, Agra, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Varanasi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Dhanbad, Puri, Vizag, Vellore, Mysore, Coimbatore and Chennai are also proud proponents of Solar Rooftop Solutions.
Tata Power Solar has also built utility scale projects in 13 states in the country with a total capacity of around 2.76 GW. In 2017, the company executed a 2.6 megawatt (MW) solar rooftop plant at the carport of Kochi International Airport. Incidentally, this is India’s largest solar-powered carport.