Tata Motors and Tata Power inaugurates India’s largest Solar Carport in Pune. The 6.2 MWp solar carport installed by Tata Power will generate 86.4 lakh kWh of electricity per year and is estimated to reduce 7,000 tons of carbon emissions annually and 1.6 lakh tons over its lifecycle, a regulatory filing said.
“In line with Tata Group’s philosophy to promote green manufacturing, Tata Motors and Tata Power jointly inaugurated India’s largest solar carport at the Tata Motors car plant in Chikhali, Pune,” it added. Shailesh Chandra, President of Tata Motors said, “We have always been aware of the need to conserve energy and are committed to achieving 100 per cent renewable energy sources for all our operations. Our partnership with Tata Power to deploy India’s largest solar carport at our car plant in Pune is a step in that direction.” In addition to this Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “Our partnership is a testament to our collective efforts to lower the carbon footprint and provide innovative and future-focused green energy solutions. We will continue to explore new ways to harness clean resources and offer them to our partners and customers.”
Being a signatory of the RE100, Tata Motors is committed to using 100 per cent renewable power and has taken several strides towards achieving this goal by increasing the proportion of renewable energy used in its operations. In FY20, the company generated 88.71 million kWh of renewable electricity which is over 21 per cent of its total power consumption.