Suzuki buys renewable energy from ReNew Power

Suzuki Motor has started purchasing wind and solar energy from ReNew Power for its Gujarat facility as part of its effort to lower around 6 per cent of the Japanese automaker’s global carbon dioxide emissions. India, as Suzuki’s largest market, contributed to over 60 per cent of the automaker’s global four-wheeled vehicle production last fiscal year, and will be crucial to the company’s decarbonization objectives.

As per the statement, Suzuki began purchasing electricity from a 17.6 MW solar-wind hybrid facility built particularly for the manufacturer by ReNew Power. This was the Suzuki group’s first time using an offsite corporate power purchase agreement. As a result, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by around 59,000 tonnes per year.

Suzuki Motor expanded solar generation at a production location in the northern Indian state of Haryana to 26.3 MW in September 2021, after installing 500 kW of solar power capacity at the Gujarat plant in 2018. By the financial year 2025, the corporation wants to reduce emissions per vehicle manufactured by 25 per cent compared to the financial year 2016.