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Tata BP Solar commissions first plant in Andhra Pradesh

According to reports, Tata BP Solar India, a joint venture between Tata Power and BP Solar, today said it commissioned its first plant in Andhra Pradesh under the National Solar Mission. The 1 megawatt plant was synchronised to the grid on September 17. The project is owned and developed by Ramakrishna Industries at Shadnagar in Andhra, the company said in a statement here. 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 said. Ramakrishna Industries has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Andhra Electricity Board for 25 years to supply this 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.

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