Tata Motors and Tata power inaugurated India’s largest grid-synchronized, behind-the-meter solar carport at its facility in Chikhali, Pune.
The initiative is taken in line with the Tata Group’s philosophy to promote green manufacturing.
The 6.2 MW solar carport deployed by Tata Power will generate 86.4 lakh kWh of electricity per year and is estimated to reduce 7,000 tons of carbon emissions annually and 1.6 lakh tons over its lifecycle.
The carport spans over 30,000 square meters and would generate green power along with providing covered parking for finished cars in the plant.
This carport is an addition to the list of Tata Power’s previous large solar solutions including the world’s largest rooftop (16MW) at a single location at Radhasoami Satsang Bease (RSSB), Amritsar; 2.67MW at Cochin International Airport; the world’s largest solar-powered cricket stadium-Cricket Club of India (CCI) with 820.8 kW capacity; and many more.