Tata Power Solar has executed five different solar power projects for The Chennai Silks, constituting a total of 5.2 MW solar capacity.
On adding with the 2 MW solar plant commissioned last year by Tata Power Solar, the total installed solar power capacity becomes 7.2 MW.
These five different solar projects, executed for different companies of The Chennai Silks are located in Kangeyam of Tirupur district in Tamil Nadu and achieved power generation in 12 weeks.
Tamil Nadu faces power crisis and several manufacturing facilities in the region having power shortage rely on diesel generators. For The Chennai Silk, attempting solar power is a progress for making solar a mainstream source of power generation.
These solar plants are for captive consumption of power and to avail the accelerated depreciation benefits. The use of solar power in showrooms has enabled to reduce carbon emissions by 890 grams/kWh, says, N. K. Nandhagopal, MD, The Chennai Silks.
Tata Power Solar had engaged local people for 45 days of field work, creating a range of job opportunities and more opportunities are offered in future for the operations and maintenance of these plants.
This project exemplifies the ability to execute complex and simultaneous solar projects, backed by the strong lineage of quality performance and resource optimization. For Chennai Silks, company has executed seven solar power projects in a period of two years, said, Arul Shanmugasundram, EVP, Projects, CTO, Tata Power Solar.
These ground-mounted solar power plants are established in an area of 25 acres of land. In addition, small tracker systems were installed at some of the plants. The plant is managed with a centralized monitoring system and an onsite operations team.