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India power giant to develop 130-acre PV power plant

Tata Power announces plans to develop one of its largest solar power plants in India's Maharashtra with installed 28MW capacity

The solar power plant will be one of Tata Power’s largest PV projects to date

Leading India energy firm Tata Power has announced plans to build a 130-acre solar power plant in the BRIC country. The 28MW facility will be built in the Satara district, Maharashtra, which Tata has said will be one of its largest PV power plants to date.

Tata Power said the latest state-of-the-art technology in PV solar generation will be utilised for the plant. The company has signed a power purchase agreement to run the plant for twenty five years.

Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power, said: "Tata Power is committed to generating 20 to 25 per cent of its total generation capacity from clean energy sources and is proud to be developing one of the largest solar projects in the country."

The plant will further build up Tata's 30MW+ portfolio of solar power, making it one of the largest solar energy generators in India.

The company has committed to building solar projects across India over the last few years. This includes commissioning a 25MW solar power plant in Gujara in February 2012. The Gujara plant has helped to reduce an annual average of 37,696 tons of carbon dioxide, by producing 39,597MWh of clean energy per year.