July 25, 2017

Tata Power Solar spearheads energy generation expansion for India's largest car port plant

  • Spread across 20,289.9 square meter area
  • Offsets 1,868 tonnes of CO2 at Cochin International Airport

India: Tata Power Solar, India's largest integrated solar company, announced commissioning of 2.67MW of solar carport at Cochin International Airport. The project comprised putting together 8,472 solar panels on 27 carports spread over 20,289.9 square metre of area. The entire solar plant is aimed towards reducing 1,868 tonnes of CO2 annually.

The grid-connected car port plant required high-level engineering and designing skills for assembling the massive car port structures. Additionally, advanced technology and design was of utmost importance to match and maintain the quality standards in place.

Commenting on the completion, VJ Kurian, managing director, Cochin International Airport, said, “Cochin International Airport Limited became the first airport in the world to be fully powered by solar energy during August 2015. It has now accomplished another milestone by implementing India’s largest solar carport. We appreciate Tata Power Solar’s professionalism and thank them for completing this project in a record time”.

Commenting on the occasion, Ashish Khanna, ED and CEO, Tata Power Solar, said, “It is a matter of great pride for us to be able to fulfil client’s objective in meeting the requirement of solar panels, and, in the process, setting up of India’s largest carport. The project is a benchmark in terms of engineering expertise utilised in terms of complexities encountered, considering the high water levels in backfilled lands. The modular design has helped us to execute the project in a record time, and we are looking forward to more of these initiatives being replicated in other airports and commercial establishments”.

Tata Power Solar has been consistently ranked number one rooftop player for four years in running (Bridge to India). It is rated the tier-1 module manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Fund (BNEF). The company has shipped 1GW modules to over 30 countries, the first Indian company to achieve this milestone.