Maruti Suzuki commissions five-megawatt solar power plant in Gurugram to mark the World Environment Day
Maruti Suzuki India Limited strengthens its commitment towards a greener future by advancing its efforts in creating sustainable manufacturing with the commissioning of five-megawatt carport style photovoltaic solar power plant in Gurugram. With an investment of more than Rs 20 Crore, this solar power project will offset 5,390 tonnes of CO₂ emissions annually, for the next twenty-five years. It will also give an output of 7,010MWh of power annually.
Maruti Suzuki had set up its first solar power plant of one megawatt at the Manesar facility in 2014 which was further upgraded to 1.3-megawatt in 2018. After commissioning the second plant Maruti Suzuki’s total solar power capacity has increased to 6.3-megawatt. The five-megawatt solar power plant will cater to the internal energy requirements of the Gurugram facility by synchronizing with the captive power plant. As a unique feature of this plant, photovoltaic solar panels of the power plant will also work as a roof for the newly constructed car parking area.
Speaking on the company’s green initiatives, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, 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. We are consistently exploring new ways to harness the abundantly available clean resources and implement them in our business operations.”