TATA Power grabs JNNSM solar project orders

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Tata Power Solar (TPS) has won an order for Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) phase-2 batch-1.

The company will supply modules for the 20 MW project to be built by ACME Solar.

The 1,00,000 modules, consisting of 60,00,000 cells, required for the project will be manufactured at TPS’ manufacturing facility in Bangalore.

Last year, ACME Solar has won 100 MW capacity of projects during the bidding process of JNNSM.

Out of this, 20 MW, which was sanctioned under domestic content requirement (DCR) strategy by MNRE, demanded construction using domestic cells and modules.


ACME Solar is a joint venture between ACME, EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), the renewable energy arm of French state-run electricity utility and Luxembourg-based natural resources saving group EREN.

“ACME and EDF awarded the business after a rigorous selection process. We are looking forward to a strategic relationship with ACME and EDF and, in the process, contributing to the success of JNNSM by providing world-class modules at competitive prices,” said, Rahul Budhwar, vice president, Manufacturing and Business Development, Tata Power Solar, speaking on the announcement.

ACME goes through a tough approval process for module manufacturers, their technology, reliability and financial strength to ensure that they last for 25 years to give confidence about the performance, commented, Manoj Kumar Upadhyay, CEO, ACME Solar.

Recently, Tata Power Solar had announced a 60 percent increase in their 200 MW module and 180 MW cell production capacity.

Tata Power Solar has a performance history with less than 0.06 percent warranty claims, and offer a 25 years long warranty period for their products.

In addition, their modules are rated as Tier 1 in Bankability by GTM Research, a PV market research firm.

Under the DCR policy of MNRE for the phase-2 of JNNSM, a total of 375 MW of solar power plants have to be built using domestically produced cells and modules.

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