Amplus Energy to Set Up 1 MW Solar Power Rooftop at Snapdeal’s Warehouses

Amplus Energy to Set Up 1 MW Solar Power Rooftop at Snapdeal’s Warehouses

Solar PowerE-commerce platform Snapdeal’s warehouses in different location will get 1 MW solar power rooftop systems.

E-commerce platform Snapdeal is all set to embrace renewable energy with the company setting up solar power rooftop projects of total 1 MW at its warehouses across various locations.

The project is being implemented by Amplus Energy Solutions, which will set up the rooftop plats for an investment of around Rs 5 crore for Snapdeal’s logistics arm Vulcan Express. Gurgaon-based Snapdeal plans to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 34,500 metric tonne or reduced consumption of 2,55,000 barrels of crude oil which will be equivalent to planting 43,000 trees in India with this association.

The e-commerce company currently has nearly 3 million sq ft of warehousing with 69 fulfilment centres across 25 cities in India and mega logistics hubs across key locations, including Delhi/NCR, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Kolkata.

“Energy conservation for us is not only cost savings, but also our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint in various small and big ways. In addition to use of solar power at our centers, we also encourage conservation by optimally planning our delivery routes to minimize fuel wastage,” Hardeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Vulcan Express said.

Industry experts believe the Indian rooftop market is currently growing at over 100 per cent annually. The government has set a target to increase energy sourced from grid connected solar power rooftop systems to 40 Gigawatt by 2022.

“Retail and e-commerce companies have been taking up large real estate across India as these sectors have been experiencing exponential growth. These warehouse and properties provide structurally apt properties to install solar power rooftop plants. We believe this sector will be at the forefront to install rooftop solar plants in India,” Sanjeev Aggarwal, Managing Director and CEO, Amplus Energy said.

Source: ET

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