Panasonic Life Solutions India has announced the commissioning of a 6MWp rooftop solar plant for automaker FIAT India Automobiles Limited at its Ranjangaon factory in the Pune district of Maharashtra.
FIAT’s state-of-the-art facility at Ranjangaon manufactures passenger vehicles for the Indian and overseas markets. It will use the energy produced from the rooftop solar plant for in-house captive consumption.
The state-of-the-art designed solar rooftop project has been installed on multiple roofs within the factory premises using high efficiency 445Wp half-cut mono PERC solar modules of ‘Anchor by Panasonic’ and high-efficiency 110kW string inverters. It is expected to generate approx. 91 lakhs kWh of solar energy annually and assist in eliminating almost 8,500 tons of CO2 emissions.
Dinesh Aggarwal, joint managing director, Panasonic Life Solutions India, said, “The commissioning of the prestigious 6MWp solar plant is another major achievement for us, despite the global pandemic. Our focus remains on providing sustainable solutions to corporates with our expertise in turn-key solar installation and maintenance services. This will boost the momentum towards achieving the energy transition goals for India. Through our global proficiency in the renewable energy space, we will continue to strengthen our network and facilitate further expansion and growth in this space.”
Speaking about the joint initiative, Rakesh Baweja, senior vice president, FIAT, said, “Today, we have about 18% of green energy being utilized at our plant, and we intend to increase it up to 35%-40% of our total energy requirement. We aim to enhance our sustainability efforts by utilizing more green energy resources in our manufacturing operations. We commend the PLSIND team’s adherence to meticulousness and best practices at each stage of the project and overall support extended to set up this 6 MWp rooftop solar plant successfully.”
The plant is also equipped with zero power export to ensure that no energy is injected to the grid, thereby utilizing 100% of the solar energy capacity within the plant premises.
Panasonic Life Solutions India will also be looking at the operations and maintenance of the plant to monitor energy generation and to ensure maximum output from the solar plant.
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