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Tata Motors and Tata Power have teamed up to build a 7 MWp solar rooftop project at Tata Motors' Chikhali passenger vehicle plant near Pune. This is the third phase of the two companies' joint 17 MWp on-site solar project, of which a 10 MWp was constructed before. With this recent installation, the Tata Motors PV manufacturing operation becomes India's largest on-site solar project. In FY22, Tata Motors generated 92.39 million kWh of renewable electricity, accounting for over 19.4% of total power consumption. The corporation also intends to pursue renewable energy with greater rigour in order to meet its 2030 target of acquiring 100% renewable energy.

"Tata Motors has been working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions to reach the Net Zero Emission objective," stated Rajesh Khatri, VP, Operations, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd. With a new arrangement with Tata Power to build a 7 MWp rooftop solar plant in our Pune plant, we will get closer to our objective of 100 percent renewable energy. We will become India's largest onsite solar installation once this capacity is operational."

Tata Motors and Tata Power recently signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for this solar project, paving the way for a more sustainable future. The system is estimated to generate 23 million units of power, reducing CO2 emissions by 5.23 lakh tonnes, the equivalent of planting 8.36 lakh trees in a lifetime.