IBEF: June 08, 2020
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), India’s largest carmaker, commissioned a 5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant at Gurugram, in the national capital region (NCR). The plant will provide to the internal energy requirements of the company's Gurugram facility by synchronising with the captive power plant, according to MSI.
It added that the solar power plant is expected to offset 5,390 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, for the next 25 years, with an investment of around Rs 20 crore (US$ 2.84 million).
It will also give an additional output of 7,010 MWH of power annually, the automaker said.
The photovoltaic solar panels of the power plant will also act as a roof for the newly constructed car parking area.
In 2014, the company set up its first solar power plant of 1 MW at the Manesar facility, Haryana, which was further upgraded to 1.3 MW in 2018.
The company now has increased its total solar power capacity to 6.3 MW with this plant, it said.
"We are committed for enhancing sustainable manufacturing and to achieve self-sufficiency in many of our functions. The new solar power plant will complement our efforts to adopt environment-friendly technologies and lower the carbon footprint," MSI MD and CEO Mr Kenichi Ayukawa said.
In April 2019, company introduced its first BSVI compliant petrol car and at present has its entire portfolio is BS VI compliant.
Cumulatively, the automaker has sold around 7.9 lakh BSVI vehicles till date.
The BSVI compliant petrol vehicles lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25 per cent in Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions.
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