Maruti Suzuki India to establish two new solar plants

Maruti Suzuki India has kickstarted their construction for two new solar power plants with a total capacity of 21.85 MWp at its sites. After becoming fully operational, the plants will bring the company’s overall solar power capacity across all of its facilities to 48.15 MWp.

The new plants feature a 1.85 MWp capacity at the Rohtak’s research and development centre and a 20 MWp capacity at the Manesar location. These are scheduled to be operational in the financial year of 2023-24 and 2024-25, respectively. Furthermore, the company is expanding its utilisation of green power obtained from the Haryana State Electricity Board. These solar and green power efforts will assist the company in shifting its reliance to renewable energy.

In June 2022, Maruti Suzuki India installed a 20 MW solar carport at its facility in Manesar, Haryana. The project is intended to provide the company with 28,000 MWh of energy per year. As per the company’s statement, the energy generated by this project will be equivalent to the energy required to produce approximately 67,000 cars every year.