Yamaha India to Transform its Surajpur Unit with Solar Power

Yamaha India

The Japanese automobile major, Yamaha is aiming to consume low energy by opting solar energy as the prime way of energy sustainability. The company has recently announced a 4,000 KW solar power project at its facility in Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The Indian body, Yamaha has join forces with solar service provider Amplus Solar for installation, operation and maintenance of the project. The green project is expected to complete by April this year.

The solar power plant will help cut carbon dioxide emissions of approximately 138,000 metric tons and save approximately 10,20,000 barrels of crude oil annually. The Surajpur plant has a manufacturing capacity of 10 lakh units per annum and produces market-leading two-wheelers like Fazer, FZS-FI and many more.

“We have always believed in investing in environment friendly technologies. This project reinstates our commitment towards the objective of energy conservation and support the country’s Green India Mission,” Chairman Yamaha Motor India Group Companies Hiroaki Fujita said.

In the initial phase, roofs of the factory buildings will be utilised to install solar panels to fulfil the partial need of electrical energy required for manufacturing operation, the company said.

“In the further phases, it will be extended to cover parking areas inside the IYM Surajpur factory premises. Solar power systems are planned to be installed in other India Yamaha Motor plants as well,” it added.

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