Tata Motors sets up India’s largest Solar Carport in Pune

The 6.2 MWp solar carport will generate 86.4 lakh kWh of electricity per year and is estimated to reduce 7,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.

Tata Motors has partnered with Tata Power to set up India’s largest Solar Carport at its car plant in Chikhali, Pune.

The 6.2 MWp grid-synchronized, behind-the-meter solar carport 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.

In addition to generating green electricity, the 30,000 sq. mt. carport will also provide covered parking for finished cars in the plant. It was built in a record time of 9.5 months.

The project is part of Tata Motors’ net zero carbon goal for 2039. According to the company, it generated 88.71 million kWh of renewable electricity which is over 21% of its total power consumption in FY2020. This is said to have prevented the equivalent of 72,739 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

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