Yamaha Motor India Group has installed 1100 kW rooftop solar power plant at company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai, India by partnering with Mahindra Susten. The total solar power capacity at the plant is now 1450 KW and the company has plans to increase the capacity to 3500 KW by 2018 end. The new rooftop installation would reduce CO2 emission to the extent of 1600 tons/year.
“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,” said Riuji Kawashima, Deputy Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India.
Yamaha has also partnered with Amplus Solar for installation, operation and maintenance of Solar Power System at its Surajpur plant. This is one of the largest rooftop solar power plants with total capacity of 6200 KW.
Sanjiv Paul, Senior Vice President, India Yamaha Motor, said” “As the leading two-wheeler manufacturers, Yamaha understands its role in the industrial revolution 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.”