Yamaha upgrades its Solar Power Plant in Chennai

With addition of 1100 KW, Yamaha’s total capacity in the Chennai plant has increased to 1450 KW, and has plans to increase the total capacity to 3500KW by the end of 2018.

Yamaha India

Yamaha Motor India Group, a sister concern of Yamaha Motor, Japan, has installed 1100 KW rooftop solar power plant at Chennai. The plant is situated in the premises of company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai.

With addition of 1100 KW, Yamaha’s total capacity in the Chennai plant has increased to 1450 KW, and has plans to increase the total capacity to 3500KW by the end of 2018.

The installed solar panels will cover some of the factory’s walkways and building areas.

According to the company the new rooftop installation would reduce Co2 emission to the extent of 1600 tons/ year.

To install these rooftops the company has partnered with Mahindra Susten.

According to the deputy managing director of India Yamaha Motor, Riuji Kawashima, “The installation of the solar power project at our plants further reinstates our commitment towards building an energy-saving factory that is friendly to people and the global environment. We also would like to highlight that our Chennai factory is the least CO2 emission factory among the Yamaha Motor Group Companies around the world.”

Earlier in 2015, in the first phase, Yamaha had installed 190 KW and 140 KW of rooftop solar panels in the spare parts building and R&D building in the premises.

For the Surajpur plant Yamaha has partnered with the solar service provider, Amplus Solar for installation, operation and maintenance.

According to the company this is one of the largest rooftop solar power plant with total capacity of 6200 KW.

“As the leading two-wheeler manufacturers, Yamaha understands its role in the industrial evolution and its responsibility in reducing the carbon footprints. The solar power project in our plants will definitely take forward Yamaha’s commitment towards enhancing their presence in the sphere of energy efficient companies while focussing on creating solutions around sustainable development,” said senior vice president of Yamaha Motor India, Sanjiv Paul.

Source: Autocar Professional

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