Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar player, has successfully commissioned a 12 MW solar rooftop project for R.S.S.B. EDUCATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY (RSSB–EES). Built across 8 sheltered venues in a single premise at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas – Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in Amritsar, the project is the largest solar rooftop plant in the world, set up in a single phase. The plant will produce more than 150 lakh units of power annually and offset over 19000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.
RSSB is a non-profit philosophical organization with its headquarters in Beas, Punjab. It is based on the spiritual teachings of all religions. RSSB-EES is a charitable organization based at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, which operates multiple charitable initiatives in the field of environment and education. The rooftop project is set up under the Punjab Government’s grid connected rooftop solar projects scheme, wherein power from the plant will be fed to the grid. In April 2014, same organisation had set up a similar 7.524 MWp solar plant on a single rooftop.
Speaking on the project, Mr. Ashish Khanna, CEO & ED, Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd, said, “We are really pleased and proud to have commissioned world’s largest rooftop solar plant for RSSB-EES. This has been commissioned in a single phase on multiple roofs covering an area of 1.621 million sq.ft with varying roof profiles, roof types and truss frames. With world-class safety being our ethos, the project was commisioned on schedule with highest quality standards by systematic and planned engineering and executed in a safe manner with zero-incidents. This is credible especially when our teams were working on heights with delicate roof material and have achieved this without disrupting the sanctity and utilization of the concerned buildings. The vision shown by RSSB-EES leaders to develop this type of a plant is admirable. This not only highlights their green & environmental focus but also showcases the potential of rooftops in building energy independence.”
Tata Power Solar was ranked #1 in the solar rooftop market in the recently published India Solar Rooftop Map 2016 report by BRIDGE TO INDIA, a leading Cleantech consulting firm. Apart from the 12 MW project with RSSB-EES, Tata Power Solar has other operating Roof Tops of over 65 MW of distributed generation.