Tata Power Solar bags NTPC’s largest solar power project

Tata Power Solar on Thursday said it has won a contract from NTPC for a 50 MW solar photovoltaic-based project at Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh.

The facility is expected to start in March 2014 and generate 78.66 million units (kWh) each year for the MP Power Trading Company Ltd in a state that has a peak power deficit of 9.6 per cent, Tata Power Solar said in a statement.

“This project brings together two of our core strengths in solar — market leading solar module manufacturing and competitive, high-quality engineering, procurement and construction capability,” Tata Power Solar CEO Ajay Goel said.

NTPC is adding non-conventional sources of energy to its generation mix to ensure long-term competitiveness and mitigate fuel risk, the statement quoted A K Jha, Director Technical of NTPC, as saying.

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