New Delhi, Oct 31 (PTI) Tata Power today said it has commissioned a 30 MW solar power plant in Palaswade, developed by its arm Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL).

The plant will produce over 62 million KWH annually (over 6.2 crore units) of solar power, covering the annual energy needs of over 14,000 Indian households, Tata Power said in a statement.

According to the statement, the solar plant, spread over 140 acres, is located at Palaswade village in Maan taluka of Satara district, Maharashtra.

The newly commissioned solar plant adds to the company’s growing renewable energy portfolio. The plant will be maintained in an ecofriendly manner, using rain water harvested through the construction of check dams as Maan taluka is a water-scarce drought-prone region in Maharashtra.

The additional water collected will be made available for irrigation and other uses that will benefit the local community. The 30 MW solar plant uses domestically manufactured Crystalline Silicon Photo-Voltaic modules.

Speaking on the commissioning, Rahul Shah, CEO, Tata Power Renewable Energy LTd, said in the statement, “We aim to create a focused renewable energy business in TPREL with a sustained growth trajectory. The commissioning of the 30 MW solar power plant at Palaswade marks a milestone in our drive, to grow our portfolio of clean and renewable energy generation”.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.