Tata Power on Tuesday said it has signed a power purchase agreement with Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata to commission a solar carport in the city. This will be the biggest solar carport project in the country’s health sector, spreading over 40,000 sq feet, officials said.
With 335Kwp capacity, the project is expected to generate approximately 4.26 lakh units annually for the hospital, which is equivalent to about 4-5 per cent of the health facility’s power consumption, they said.
“The carport project is with our motto of doing our bit for the environment by reducing our carbon footprint estimated at 80,000 grams per annum,” Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Group CEO (eastern region) Rana Dasgupta said.
The solar carport will have a capacity of keeping 125 -150 vehicles, he said.
The capital expenditure for the project will be borne by Tata Power and the electricity will be sold to the hospital at an agreed price, officials said.