Aligning itself to the Government’s vision of adopting and strengthening usage of Solar Power, car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited commissioned it’s 1MW mono-crystalline photovoltaic Solar Power Plant at its Manesar facility this month.

maruti-suzuki-1mw-photovoltaic-solar-power-plant-manesarMaruti Suzuki Manesar plant Solar unit

Built with an investment of Rs 103 million (INR 10 crore approx.), the 1MW photovoltaic solar power plant will help the Company offset CO2 emissions to the tune of over 1200 tonnes annually.

On the initiative, Mr Rajiv Gandhi, Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki said –

“With the launch of 1MW photovoltaic solar power plant, Maruti Suzuki has taken the first step to harness renewable solar energy. The initiative is in line with the Company’s philosophy of adopting environment friendly technologies that may have high upfront costs, but help bring down CO2 emissions. Solar energy is abundant, versatile and efficient. Through this solar facility the Company will be able to contribute towards environment. Going forward, the Company is committed to expand its environment care initiatives.”

Fact sheet
Name 1MW Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant
Location Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s Manesar manufacturing facility
Area 8900 square meter
Annual output 1 MW and help to offset 1200 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
Construction timeline Start : November 2013 Completion: June 2014
Investment Rs 103 Million (INR 10 crore approx.)

 
Maruti Suzuki’s Solar Power plant at Manesar consists of about 4,000 mono-crystalline panels. The power generated from the solar plant is synchronized with the natural gas based captive power plant and is used to complement the power requirement in the facility.

 
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