Tata Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Tamil Nadu to invest around Rs 30 billion for setting up a greenfield 4 GW solar cell and 4 GW solar module manufacturing plant in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
The plant will integrate mono-passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) bifacial technology with future n-Type technology of tunnel oxide passivated contacts (TOPCON) and will produce high wattage modules with industry-leading efficiencies. For the smooth navigation of equipment, the facility will implement autonomous mobile robots which use lasers and cameras for transporting parts. The plant will be implemented as per Industry 4.0 standards – a fully interconnected factory comprising smart manufacturing tools and technologies. The facility will be the second manufacturing unit of the company after Bangalore. The investment in the plant will be made over a period of 16 months.