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Indian energy firm commissions 25MW solar power plant

Tata Power aims for 300MW solar by 2017

Tata Power now has 28MW solar capacity in place
Tata Power now has 28MW solar capacity in place

Indian utility Tata Power has commissioned its 25MW solar power plant in Gujarat. The plant, which Tata describes as “one of the largest of its kind” in India, forms part of Tata’s plans to deliver 300MW of solar capacity by 2017.

Spread over 100 acres of land in Mithapur, the plant uses crystalline silicone PV solar panels. Tata has secured a power purchase agreement with local distribution company Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam, and the solar plant is now producing electricity for consumption on the domestic market.

This latest commissioning marks a significant increase in Tata’s solar capacity. The company’s last PV project was a 3MW PV plant at Mulshi, while it also holds a 110kW plant in Walwhan, Lonavla dating back to 1996. With these projects, and a portfolio of 375MW of wind projects, Tata claims it as the “largest renewable utility player in India”.