Why Tata power has built India's Largest Solar Carport and How it will benefit the EV industry of India?

Alan Joseph Alan Joseph
Jun 24, 2021 4 min read
Why Tata power has built India's Largest Solar Carport and How it will benefit the EV industry of India?

The Electric Vehicle industry is expected to boom in the next 5 years in India with a lot of companies coming up with EV vehicles both 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers. Even the global EV giant Tesla has entered into the country. Recently Tata Motors and Tata power have jointly set up a solar carport and are making a mark in the EV infrastructure. Let’s look at how the solar carport is going to benefit the EV industry.

Tata Motors and Tata Power – Latest News
About the Tata Solar CarPort project
Tata motors on Solar CarPort project
How Tata Solar CarPort project will benefit the EV Industry
Tata Power on its Solar CarPort project
FAQ

Tata Motors and Tata Power – Latest News

Tata Motors and Tata Power have joined together in order to set up one of the largest grid synchronized, behind the meter solar carport of the county. The carport is located in Pune at the car plant of Tata motors.

The company has said that the 6.2-megawatt carport is the largest solar carport Β in the country. The project that is developed in the plant of Tata motors will be able to generate around 8.6 million kilowatts of electricity and would reduce an estimated amount of 7,000 tonnes of Carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and around 1.6 lakh tonnes over its lifestyle.


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About the Tata Solar Carport project

The project is spread across 30,000 square meters and can also be used as the parking space for the cars that are manufactured by Tata motors. Even after the crisis faced by the country due to the Coronavirus Pandemic both the companies were able to develop the carport with a record period of 9.5 months.

This carport is expected to be a part of the company’s net zero carbon goals by the year 2039 and Tata motors had entered into a Power Purchase agreement with Tata power in regards to the goals.

Tata Solar Car port
Tata Solar Car port

Tata motors on Solar Carport project

Shailesh Chandra who is the President of the Passenger Vehicle Business Unit of Tata Motors had conveyed that, the company has always advocated sustainability in every aspect of our business by checking more meaningful ways to reduce the impact we create on our planet by providing existing products and sustainability solutions to the customers.

He added that the company has always been conscious of the need for energy consumption and is also working towards achieving a 100% renewable source of energy for all the operations.

How Tata Solar Carport project will benefit the EV Industry

The Electric Vehicle industry of the country will be the most benefitted sector from this project. One of the disadvantages of the EVs in the country is the lack of infrastructure and the adaptability and this project is considered to be the first step towards the infrastructure facilities provided for the Electric Vehicle industry.

Tata Motors already have their set of EVs and this will add as an added advantage for their cars. Some of the other advantages are that the Solar carport will reduce the expenses of the company as they will not have to buy the energy from the power supply companies and can generate their own electricity.

Tata Power on its Solar Carport project

Praveer Sinha who is the MD and CEO of Tata Power has conveyed that as one Tata initiative and added that they are proud to partner with Tata motors. He added that the partnership is a proof of our collective efforts in order to reduce the carbon footprint in the society and to provide solutions for the future that are concentrated into the green energy solutions.

He added that the company would focus and continue to explore new ways to generate energy through clean resources and provide them to the customers and their partners.


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Conclusion

Tata Power also has a solar powered carport which is the first ever carport in the country that was established in the year 2017 in Delhi. Tata Motors has also committed to shifting to 100 % renewable energy consumption by joining the RE100 initiative. Tata Power also has a solar carport established in the Kochi airport in the year 2018.

FAQ

What is size of Tata solar carport?

The Tata solar car port spans across 30,000 square meters and is located in Chikhali, Pune.

How much electricity will the Tata solar carport project generate?

The project that is developed in the plant of Tata motors will be able to generate around 8.6 million kilowatts of electricity and would reduce an estimated amount of 7,000 tonnes of Carbon dioxide.

Where is the Tata solar carport located?

The carport is located in Chikhali, Pune at the car plant of Tata motors.

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