Arvind : The Indian Textile Giant : Launches New Solar Power Project To Save 20,000 Tonnes Of Carbon Emissions Annually
Arvind Limited has announced its plans to reduce carbon emissions by 30% with the installation of rooftop solar projects across its Ahmedabad, Santej and Bangalore facilities and by shifting from coal to renewable biomass for boilers.
The rooftop solar installation across facilities will generate 22 million units (KWh) of power per annum. It will contribute in reducing 20,000 tons of carbon emissions annually and over 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over its lifetime.
Once capacity of 40 MW is reached, overall generation will exceed 55 million units per year and will reduce carbon emissions by 50,000 tons per annum.
As company ramps up further through the three-phase installation, it plans to target 40 MW captive solar capacity over time.
Speaking about this initiative, Mr Punit Lalbhai, Executive Director, Arvind Ltd said “We at Arvind are constantly looking for ways to be ‘fundamentally right’, to make sure our progress does not hinder other stakeholders in society, be it through water, cotton, chemicals or energy.
The solar rooftops project is part of our renewable energy strategy which will reduce our carbon emissions significantly and we are working to make sure that every one of our facilities and offices will one day run entirely on renewable energy.
While we are already running the largest solar rooftop in the country, we will continue to challenge ourselves to further take our captive solar generation capacity to 40 MW.”
Arvind’s current solar installation has been ranked by Bridge2India as largest single site solar rooftop plant in India.