Capacity Has Doubled, Cell Manufacturing Capacity Has Increased by 65 Percent
Tata Power Solar has announced significant manufacturing
capacity expansion at its Bengaluru facility in India. The company has
increased its module capacity by 100 percent to 400 MW and the cell
manufacturing capacity has been increased by 65 percent and now stands at 300
Prior to scale up, Tata Power had module capacity of 200 MW
and cell capacity of 180 MW.
This expansion, the second in less than three years, is a
testimony to Tata Power Solar’s
commitment to manufacturing, in line with India's 'Make in India' campaign, stated
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Tata Power
has commissioned 888 MW of utility scale projects and 452 MW of utility scale
projects are under development. In the rooftop segment the company has
commissioned 124 MW of projects and 20 MW are under pipeline.
the competition from much cheaper Chinese modules and the recent WTO
ruling, it is surprising to see Tata Power announce capacity expansion in
India. Operational capacity of solar cells and modules is 1,448 MW and 5,246 MW
respectively as of December 2016, according to Mercom’s Manufacturing Tracker. However, true working
module manufacturing capacity was approximately 3 GW as of the end of 2016.