Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar & Rohtak Facilities To Get New Solar Plants

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With the latest addition, the company’s total solar power capacity across all facilities will reach 48.15 MWp

Maruti Suzuki recently announced that it will be launching two solar power plants in the upcoming fiscal year. The first plant, with a capacity of 1.85 MWp, will be commissioned at the R&D Centre in Rohtak. This is scheduled to take place in FY 2023-24. The second plant, with a capacity of 20 MWp, will be commissioned at Manesar and is expected to be operational in FY 2024-25. The auto major said that it is increasing the share of green power sourced from the Haryana State Electricity Board for its consumption. It is noteworthy that the company aims to meet over 30% of its total power requirement via renewable energy by FY25. Maruti Suzuki India stated that it has initiated work on new solar power plants to strengthen its commitment to carbon neutrality.

MD & CEO of Maruti Suzuki India, Hisashi Takeuchi remarked, “We have been increasing the share of power generated through renewable sources of energy since the start of our first solar power plant in 2014. The announcement of the new solar power projects at Manesar and Rohtak accelerates our efforts in this direction. By FY25, more than 30% of our power requirement is expected to be met through renewable energy.”

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“The use of renewable energy is just one of the several initiatives that the company has undertaken towards the environment. Right from product design to manufacturing processes and distribution to end-of-life management, Maruti Suzuki has been making conscious and focused efforts on environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources. It has deployed systems and practices that relate to the circular economy such as deploying 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and eliminating waste. Besides, the company is working on a slew of initiatives to bring down emissions across manufacturing, products and logistics,” Takeuchi further added.


 

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