Maruti Suzuki India commissions carport style photovoltaic solar power plant
The project entailed an investment of more than Rs 200 million
Maruti Suzuki India has commissioned a five MW carport style photovoltaic solar power plant in Gurugram, Haryana.
The project entailed an investment of more than Rs 200 million. The solar power plant will offset 5,390 tonne of CO2 emissions annually for the next 25 years. Additionally, it will give an output of 7,010 MWh of power annually.
The company had set up its first solar power plant of one MW at the Manesar facility in 2014, which was further upgraded to 1.3 MW.
The five MW solar power plant will cater to the internal energy requirements of the Gurugram facility by synchronising with the captive power plant.
As a unique feature of this state-of-the-art plant, photovoltaic solar panels of the power plant will also work as a roof for the newly constructed car parking area. So while generating clean energy, it will also enhance safety of the new cars parked underneath from harsh climatic conditions.
The company introduced its first BS6 compliant petrol car in April 2019, a full year in advance from the mandatory timeline. Currently, Maruti Suzuki’s entire portfolio is BS-VI compliant. Cumulatively, the company has sold nearly 7.90 lakh BS-VI vehicles