Partnering with multiple government and non-profit agencies.
Partnering with multiple government and non-profit agencies, Tata Power Solar has played a pivotal role in making electricity accessible in off-grid villages, low-income homes and isolated regions across India.
The solar power sector is growing consistently around the world and the National Solar Mission has provided a great impetus for the growth of the industry in India. Whether it is micro grids for rural electrification or power generation for the railways, our expertise lies in engineering solutions that are based on our in-depth knowledge and insight into local geographical conditions for each project.
In collaboration with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and its counterparts at the state level, Tata Power Solar has taken power to areas where grid electricity has never reached. For example, in alliance with Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA), we have powered monasteries, schools, hospitals and entire villages. Through similar government schemes like CREDA and WBREDA , we have electrified hundreds of villages in Chhattisgarh and Sunderbans by setting up micro-grids and bringing “power-to-the people”.
Our strong R&D focus and understanding of the needs of rural India are instrumental in developing revolutionary solutions. In the drought-prone Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, horticulture is flourishing with Tata Solar Sawan™, the solar water pump, made accessible through the Andhra Pradesh Renewable Energy Development Agency. Up north, PEDA and HREDA are ushering in a new kind of green revolution in Punjab and Haryana with these pumps.
Tata Power Solar has made solar home lighting solutions and lanterns available in the jungles of Chhattisgarh, mountains of Jammu & Kashmir and arid villages of Rajasthan. Days have now become longer in villages, which till some time back depended solely on kerosene lamps. Executed by Tata Power Solar, home lighting schemes by REDA, JKEDA and other state bodies are enabling people to work longer and better, while providing an additional source of income.
In Kerala, we have assisted the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) in its Solar Rooftop Power Plants scheme, setting up 10 MW capacity through installation of 10,000 off-grid solar power systems. In a special focus by the government of Kerala, this scheme aims at reducing dependency on conventional grid electricity.
Tata Power Solar has worked with both the railways and the armed forces. In the early 1990s, we developed a solar solution to power a railway signalling system in Yedakumari (Karnataka). Gorakhpur Railway Station (Uttar Pradesh) then followed by installing a solar water heating system. The Indian Army commissioned Tata Power Solar to install solar streetlights at Wagah Border, among other projects. In Bangalore, headquarter for Tata Power Solar, powered Vidhana Soudha or the state legislature with a 100 kW solar power plant active since 2002.
We have worked hand in hand with the government in making solar power accessible across India. Over the last 25 years, our resolve to enable solar everywhere continues to gain momentum, with the support of the government and its encouraging solar policies.