Tata Motors and Tata Power have jointly set up India’s largest grid-synchronized, solar carport at the Tata Motors car plant in Chikhali, Pune. The Carport is spread over 30,000 square meters. And amid COVID-19 this carport was developed in the timespan of 9.5 months.

About the Solar carport

The 6.2 MW 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 life period. Spread over 30,000 square meters, this carport will not only generate green power, but will also provide covered parking for finished cars in the plant.


Envisioned as part of its net zero carbon goals for 2039, Tata Motors had entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Power on August 31, 2020. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, this carport infrastructure was developed in an estimated time of 9.5 months.

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What the President and spokesperson had to say about the occasion


Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said that-

“At Tata Motors, we have consciously anchored sustainability in every aspect of our business by striving for more meaningful ways to reduce our impact on the planet, whilst providing exciting products and sustainable solutions to our customers.”

Adding further to it he said-

“We have always been conscious of the need to conserve energy and are committed towards achieving 100% renewable energy source 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.”

Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said that-

“As One Tata initiative, we are proud to partner with Tata Motors and inaugurate India’s largest solar carport. 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,”

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Tata Motors and their strategies for renewable power


A well-known signatory of the RE100, Tata Motors is dedicated to use 100% renewable power and has taken several steps towards achieving this goal by progressively increasing the proportion of renewable energy used in its operations.

In financial year 2020, the company generated 88.71 million kWh of renewable electricity which is over 21% of its total power consumption (up from 16% in Financial year 2019). This helped prevent the equivalent of 72,739 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The company further intends to source renewable energy to meet its major goal sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2030.

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Other successful projects by Tata Power


Tata Power strives with a successful background of executing multiple large solar solutions including the world’s largest rooftop (16MW) at a solo location at Radhasoami Satsang Beas (RSSB), Amritsar; 2.67MW at Cochin International Airport; world’s largest solar powered cricket stadium-Cricket Club of India (CCI) with 820.8 kWp capacity; unique installation of solar vertical farm (120kW) at Dell Technologies at Bangalore and 1.4MW floating solar at Tata Chemicals, Nellore.

Tata Power is also carrying out an amazing pan-India residential rooftop program to make people aware on the benefits of savings through solar energy.

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