- Our Technology
The vision of our technology is to provide "Energy for Life" using the endless energy from the sun. Our products are designed to last long and serve a variety of purposes. This provokes the obvious question - How does our technology impact people and businesses? From grid-tied solar power projects to off-grid solar products such as solar lanterns, home lightings systems and solar-powered irrigation pumps, we touch people’s lives in a number of ways. Tata BP Solar has power has unmatched experience and an incredible track record in providing grid-based solar power solutions in India and abroad. Tata BP Solar is a fully vertically integrated solar solution provider. Tata BP Solar provides the utmost in quality, assurance, and reliability, both today and over the long-term. It is these characteristics that have allowed us to enjoy over 20 years of success in this industry. Tata BP Solar has set the highest standard with respect to module warranties. Our customers have been able to rely upon our 25 year module warranty, which still remains the longest in the industry.
Tata BP Solar has pioneered grid connect systems in India. Some of the earliest grid-connect solar power plants have been set up by us. Our 110 kWp solar power system at Tata Power at Walwan near Pune which was set up in 1996, is delivering power today as planned. The plant is still generating over 390 KWH of electricity per day and the module degradation over these 13 years is still below 10%. The current modules we offer have the degradation of only 15% over the 25-year life span, which is much better than the degradations permitted in the IEC 61215 specification itself.
Unique Selling Proposition of Tata BP Solar
With both Tata & BP, our customers can rest assured that they have a partner who can not only provide a product that will last for decades, but will also maintain it properly with exceptional service. Tata BP Solar has executed maximum number of grid connect projects in India. We have offered 175 Wp panel which has power density of 139.32 W/m2 - one of the highest in existence. Apart from Grid connect systems, we have the highest number of our solar modules performing in India for various applications like village electrification, pumping, health care, basic lighting and education
Our lighting products are built-to-last. This is important, especially in rugged terrain such as Ladakh, where over 14,000 lighting systems have improved the lives of over 100,000 people. Our lighting products are cost-effective. This plays a very important role, especially in rural areas where our solar home lighting systems and solar lanterns are sold. In a path breaking initiative we have arranged bank loans for our customers in villages. Now, roughly the same amount of money that the villagers spent on kerosene lamps, is now used to pay the monthly installments for solar loans.
Banks need reliable connectivity, which requires reliable power. In rural areas, this was a remote possibility, till Tata BP Solar stepped in with our reliable bank solution. A simple system powered up a few computers and provided connectivity for banks, benefitting the farmers greatly. We have similarly provided solar power solutions for a whole range of other businesses that include telecom towers, railways, offshore oil and gas platforms.
Arunodaya is an awareness campaign on Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation run by Tata BP Solar as a non-profit activity. This program is driven by Tata BP Solar to create awareness on energy related issues and to create a sustainable base for propagation of knowledge by strategic partnerships with schools and colleges, non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and other like minded groups of people.
To create awareness on:
The programme aims at creating awareness on solar energy through lectures, discussions, case studies and product demonstrations. It benefits all those who appreciate the need to use an energy mix that includes renewable energy sources like solar. It would be of particular interest to Energy and Facility Managers, Financing Institutions, Energy Study Centres in Engineering and Science Colleges, Polytechnics and Schools, Builders and Architects, NGOs, Administrators, Environmentalists among others.
The programme is a mix of presentations and product demonstrations and contains the following:
The programme is designed and presented by the technical staff of Tata BP Solar who have been associated with Solar Technology for over fifteen years and have designed, installed and commissioned thousands of systems all over the country – in the remote homes in the high altitude cold desert Ladakh to the off shore oil platforms located in the rough Arabian sea.
Participative and interactive through multimedia presentations, case studies and product demonstration.
Ever since its inception in Jan 2005, the Arunodaya initiative has received a tremendous response from every section of the society. Be it schools, corporates, institutions, NGOs, builders or architects the program has received huge appreciation and has been vastly successful in making an initial impact on the thought process of people towards non-conventional energy resources. A small step that we believe would gather momentum to become a revolution in a not so distant future.
Changing Power Paradigms
Every living entity requires energy to function and our world can be viewed as the most intricate, living entity that we interact with. We, its inhabitants, constitute the life force of the world and it is our duty to ensure its proper functioning. For us to do this, we need vast quantities of energy, for which we turn to nature. One of the most widely and extensively used form of energy is electricity.
Energy Generation – A Brief History
Electricity generation is the process of creating electricity from other forms of energy. The fundamental principles of electricity generation were discovered during the 1820s and early 1830s. Initially, electricity was generated in power plants that were powered by water or by coal. However, today they are also powered by nuclear energy, natural gas, hydroelectric energy and petroleum. The Earth’s resources are abundant and have fueled civilizations for centuries, but they are being depleted at a rapid rate.
Energy Generation in India
Today, India is the 6th largest consumer of energy in the world. Over the past 3 decades, the demand for energy has grown at a rate of 3.6% per annum. We are a nation that’s hungry for electricity and we’re headed towards an energy famine. Unless we reduce our stress on the environment, the future looks very bleak, not only for India, but for the whole world.
We need to switch to a greener, renewable form of energy. We already have the energy in the form of the Sun. It is now left to us, to harness it. This is where Tata BP Solar comes in. Solar energy is one of the better solutions to the global energy crisis and Tata BP Solar is working towards making it even more viable. While launching India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change on June 30, 2008, the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh stated: