Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has taken solar power usage at its manufacturing plant in Oragadam near Chennai to the next level. With the completion of a major addition to the plant’s existing photovoltaic installations, the overall technical capacity has increased from 0.8 to 3.3 MW.
The new solar power field, built on previously idle stretches of land within the plant’s highly modern commercial vehicle test track area, consists of more than 10,000 new polycrystalline photovoltaic panels. The share of solar power is now covering more than one fourth of the average daytime electrical power need of DICV’s operations on site.
Commenting on the milestone, Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia said, “At Daimler worldwide, we minimise negative effects from our activities with the help of effective environmental management systems and state-of-the-art technologies.
This project is a perfect example of how Daimler Trucks Asia promotes climate protection, conserves valuable resources and contributes to the preservation of a livable environment.”
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