On world environment day, India’s largest car manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki India limited has commissioned its second solar power plant of 5MW with a total investment of Rs. 200 million in its Gurgaon factory. This solar plant will offset a total of 5310 tons of CO2 emission annually for a period of next 25 years. It will give an annual output of 7010 MWH. Maruti Suzuki has commitment towards greener future for country and strengthen it by thus step. Maruti has previously set up its first solar power plant in 2014 whose capacity is 1 MW at Manesar plant and later upgraded to 1.3 MW in 2018. On addition of latest project, its total solar power capacity has been increased to 6.3 MW.
In the year 2020, this measure by Maruti Suzuki is second towards green mission India after getting a huge success in sale of CNG vehicles.
This step of photovoltaic power plant will provide dual advantage to company. Firstly, it will generate clean energy and contribute to greener India. Secondly, it works as a roof for newly constructed car parking area. This will enhance the safety of cars parked underneath during harsh environmental conditions.
“We are committed for enhancing sustainable manufacturing and to achieve self-sufficiency in many of our functions,” Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO at Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said in a press statement. “The new solar power plant will complement our efforts to adopt environment-friendly technologies and lower the carbon footprint. We are consistently exploring new ways to harness the abundantly available clean resources and implement them in our business operations.”
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