Tata BP Solar commissions first plant in AP

Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 21:50

Mumbai: Tata BP Solar India, a joint venture between Tata Power and BP Solar, Friday said it has commissioned its first plant in Andhra Pradesh under the National Solar Mission.
The one megawatt plant was synchronised to the grid on September 17. The project is owned and developed by Ramakrishna Industries at Shadnagar in Andhra Pradesh, the company said in a statement.
The project uses 4,400 crystalline silicon modules of 230 watts each spread over 5 acres.  

The solar power plant will generate 1.54 million units first year, it added.
Ramakrishna Industries has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Andhra Electricity Board for 25 years to supply the power to them.
Tata BP Solar has projects running in Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Maharashtra, Delhi and is also executing new projects in Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand.


First Published: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 21:49

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