Maruti Suzuki breaks ground for solar power plant
Maruti Suzuki India has laid the foundation stone for a 5MW solar power plant at the Gurugram facility.
The company will invest around US $3.44m, and will offset CO2 emissions of more than 5,390 tonnes annually, for the next 25 years.
This is the second grid based solar power plant for Maruti Suzuki. The first solar power plant was set up in 2014 at Manesar, with 1MW capacity. In 2018, this solar power plant was further expanded to 1.3MW.
The photovoltaic solar panels of this carport style solar power plant will work as a roof at the new car parking area.
The energy requirement at the manufacturing facilities is met by natural gas-based captive power plant, supported by grid power.
The new solar power plant will complement the power generating capability at the manufacturing plant.