Maruti Suzuki has commissioned a solar power plant at its facility in Manesar. Built with an investment of Rs 10.3 crore, the 1MW photovoltaic solar power plant will help the company offset CO2 emissions to the tune of over 1,200 tonnes annually.
Maruti Suzuki’s solar power plant at Manesar consists of about 4,000 mono-crystalline panels. The power generated from the solar plant is synchronised with the natural gas-based captive power plant and is used to complement the power requirement in the facility.
Commenting on the plant, Rajiv Gandhi, Executive Director, (Plant), 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.