Apparel Brand Dollar Industries Inaugurates 4 MW Solar Plant in Tirupur

Dollar Industries Limited, one of the leading apparel brands in India, has commissioned a 4 MW solar power plant at its manufacturing facility in Tirupur.

Dollar Solar Plant Tirupur

The Solar Plant at the firms’ facility in Tirupur

Dollar Industries Limited, one of the leading apparel brands in India, has announced that it has commissioned a 4 MW solar power plant at its manufacturing facility in Tirupur. The solar plant is a part of the company’s ‘Green Mission’ initiative and has a capacity of generating 75 lakhs power units annually.

The firms’ objective for installing the solar plant is to not only reduce costs but also make the spinning unit at Tirupur sustainable and self-reliant. To produce 1 kg of cotton yarn, the cost of power is approximately Rs 27-28 which is expected to feed almost 50 percent of the daily consumption at the spinning unit. Moreover, the solar plant will help in curbing CO2 emissions by 9000 kgs/per day with a sustainable environment.

Vinod Kumar Gupta, Managing Director, Dollar Industries Limited stated, “we have always been a responsible corporate with a substantial focus on environment-friendly practices. With the current pandemic situation, it is imperative to reduce costs and at the same time also create a clean and eco-friendly manufacturing facility protecting the environment. We at Dollar have been making constant efforts to operate in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.”

“By keeping a close watch on the development process, we mainly maximise the utilisation of water, energy and our natural resources, safeguarding the earth by reducing our carbon footprints. This project is in line with Dollar’s commitment to developing renewable production capabilities to develop quality products for our consumers,” he added.

The solar plant has been commissioned by Indway Power Energy, which is an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) partner from Coimbatore. The power generated from the solar plant will primarily be used for the firm’s spinning unit. In case of excess power will be utilised to feed the dyeing unit, which is located at SIPCOT Industrial Park, Perundurai.

The firm has stated that it has invested Rs 18 crore for the plant and that the expected payback period is 5 years.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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