Maruti commissions 1MW photovoltaic Solar Power Plant at Manesar plant

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Businesses are going green. Many manufacturers are adopting environmental friendly production facilities which are not only good for climate but are also pocket friendly.

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

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Built with an investment of Rs 1,030 crore, the 1MW photovoltaic solar power plant will help the Company offset CO2 emissions to the tune of over 1,200 tonnes annually.

Expressing his views on the initiative, Mr 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. 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.”

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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.