Volvo Brings Solar Energy To Health Centres In Haryana And Uttar Pradesh

Highlights :

  • Volvo installed solar power panels in collaboration with industry body ASSOCHAM.
  • The corporate initiative is a welcome push to take solar where it is needed in rural India, in public spaces where it can have maximum impact.

Volvo Car India has announced that the company has set up solar power panels at community and primary health centres in the northern Indian states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

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Volvo has installed the solar power panels at a health centre in Jewar, Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) district in Uttar Pradesh. Also, the solar panels were set up in Kheri Kalan in Faridabad district and twin villages of Bhorikalan and Bhangrola in Gurugram of Haryana.

An official statement from  Volvo  says that the solar power panels were installed in collaboration with industry body ASSOCHAM. The automaker is also aiming to extend the initiative to other community health centres, as part of its CSR thrust.

Volvo said that the four health centres where the solar panels were installed have a combined capacity of 50 KW. After fulfilling their own needs, the centres will send the excess power to the grid.

This is aimed at not just enhancing the green energy generation but also lowering the respective energy bills, the company stated.

Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Cars India, said, “Volvo is committed to sustainability and providing renewable and green energy to these health centres . We have initially set up solar power plants at three centres and have plans to expand this to other Community Health Centres in these regions.”

Malhotra also said that these solar power panels lessen the health centre’s dependency on conventional energy, lower the electricity bills and contribute to a reduced carbon footprint. One of the key outcomes is also that the health services are turning sustainable in operations.

“This initiative also reduces the cost of conventional energy as these health centres feed the excess of solar power to the grid,” said Malhotra.

Volvo is one of the leading auto manufacturers globally and the company wants to become a pure electric car player by 2030 and climate neutral entity by 2040. It also wants to reduce its overall CO2 lifecycle emissions per car by 40 per cent by 2025.

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