Maruti Suzuki to harness solar energy at car manufacturing facility in Gurugram, India
Maruti Suzuki will harness solar power to suffice internal energy needs at its Gurugram facility. Photovoltaic solar panels will be mounted in a way to work as a roof for the new car parking area. The arrangement would keep the new cars parked underneath safe from the weather. Maruti Suzuki will invest Rs 24 Cr in the 5MW solar plant. This will offset 5,390 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, for the next 25 years and the solar power plant is expected to be commissioned in FY 2019-20.
This is the company's second solar-powered plant, first being at Manesar with 1MW capacity that was set up in 2014 and now has been expanded up to 1.3MW.
Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, "Solar energy is abundant, versatile and efficient. This Solar Power initiative is in line with the company's philosophy to adopt environment-friendly technologies and lower CO2 emissions. Through this solar power plant facility, we will harness renewable energy for our business needs over the next 25 years. Maruti Suzuki is committed to expanding its environment care initiatives in products, in manufacturing processes and in business operations."