Maruti Suzuki invests Rs 10 crore on Manesar plant solar unit
With manufacturers turning their attention to green measures to offset carbon footprint and improve environmental wellbeing, automakers in India too are taking cue. Earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz India celebrated Earth day by announcing the installation of a roof top based solar unit based on ‘Grid Tie System’ on its office building inside Chakan plant, Pune.
Market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has now commissioned it’s 1MW mono-crystalline photovoltaic solar power plant at its Manesar facility. The unit entailed an investment of Rs 103 million and helps offset 1200 tonnes CO2 emissions annually. Maruti Suzuki’s solar power unit comprises of 4,000 mono-crystalline panels.
Power generated is synchronized with the natural gas based captive power plant to meet Manesar plant power requirements. Maruti is committed to expand its environment related initiatives.
Rajiv Gandhi, Executive Director, (Plant), Maruti Suzuki emphasised on MSIL’s 1st step to harness renewable solar energy and adheres to company philosophy of adopting environment friendly tech to reduce CO2 emissions. Spread over an area of 8900 square metre, solar plant construction began in November 2013, and was completed this month.