In December last year, Tata Power Solar probably made history when it commissioned one of the world’s largest rooftop PV power plants, standing at 12 MW, in Punjab. Tata has developed the solar installation for RSSB Educational and Environmental Society, a charitable organization, across eight venues at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in Amritsar. The rooftop project was completed in a single phase across several roofs that covered an area of 1.62 million ft and had varying truss frames.
The project also falls under the Punjab Government’s grid-connected rooftop solar projects scheme, which means the power generated will be directed to the grid. The RSSB-EES had a similar solar plant setup on a single rooftop done back in April 2014.
Source: PV Tech
Bridge to India’s ‘India Solar Rooftop Map 2016’ hailed Tata as the top EPC in the rooftop sector of the country, having a market share of 11.6%. The consultancy also claimed that the total installed capacity of rooftop in the country as of 31 October 2015 was 525 MW, and estimated 455 MW more to be added in the next 12 months. The firm also projected 6.5GW of rooftop to be installed in India by 2020.
Currently, the Tata Group has more than 65 MW of rooftop and distributed solar capacity operating in India. According to Ashish Khanna, chief executive and executive director of Tata Power Solar, “The project was commissioned on schedule with highest quality standards by systematic and planned engineering and executed in a safe manner with zero-incidents. This is credible especially when our teams were working on heights with delicate roof material and have achieved this without disrupting the sanctity and utilisation of the concerned buildings. The vision shown by RSSB-EES leaders to develop this type of a plant is admirable.”
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