Carmaker MG Motor India has partnered with Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions (CleanMax) for the supply of 4.85 MW of wind-solar hybrid power to MG’s manufacturing facility in the Halol district of Gujarat.
With this partnership, MG Motor has become the first passenger car company in India to adopt wind-solar hybrid energy. It will meet 50% of its Halol plant electricity requirement from the wind-solar power whilebeing able to offset approximately 2 lakh MT of CO2 over 15 years, which is equal to planting more than 13 lakh trees.
CleanMax is the first renewable energy company to set up a Wind Solar Hybrid Power Park in Rajkot, Gujarat, to sell clean energy to private consumers and corporates. It plans to expand to 150 MW by 2022.
MG’s Halol facility is expected to begin drawing power from the park in February 2022 and will continue to do so for 15 years.
Talking about the partnership, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “We have ensured our commitment towards a sustainable future which has encouraged many to adopt zero-emission vehicles and contribute towards protecting the environment. Our association with CleanMax is another step towards developing a clean manufacturing ecosystem. With this move, we hope to enhance our role in building a sustainable environment while also lowering our energy costs.”
Kuldeep Jain, Founder and MD of CleanMax, said, “We are honored that MG Motor India has chosen CleanMax as its sustainability partner. By supplying 50% of its power requirement from our Hybrid farm, MG Motor India will see significant operating cost savings, while also making a very impressive reduction in its CO2 emissions. We will also provide cost benefits to offer a hassle-free solution to the carmaker. Unlike standalone solar or wind power, wind-solar hybrid power provides round the clock power supply, enabling consumers to meet a greater percentage of their daily power needs with renewable energy.”
MG Motor has been at the forefront of promoting EV adoption in India with the launch of India’s first pure electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV.
CleanMax is Asia’s largest provider of solar and wind power to Corporates and Institutional clients. The company was founded in 2011 in India and has successfully commissioned more than 600 projects for over 150 corporates, resulting in an operational capacity of 750+ MW across India, UAE, and Thailand.
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