By sourcing energy from a renewable source, the Pune plant will reduce over 9000 tons of CO2 emission from existing production process marking a significant step toward SAVWIPL’s Carbon Neutral goal by 2030
Skoda VW solar panels. (Image source: VW)
ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) went live with the largest rooftop Solar PV power project in the Auto Industry world-wide and one of India’s largest rooftop installation at its manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. Strengthening its position as a Green Future Factory, the additional capacity with a capacity of 8.5 MWp will offset between 15 to 20 per cent of the plant’s annual power requirement. The Solar PV plant has been installed under a develop own operate agreement with Amp Energy India, a global developer of flexible clean energy infrastructure, under a power purchase agreement for 25 years. Not only does the arrangement reduce the company’s dependency on non-renewal energy, but the carbon offset achieved through the project is also a significant milestone in its goal towards carbon neutrality.
By sourcing energy from a renewable source, the Pune plant will reduce over 9000 tons of CO2 emission from its existing production process marking a significant step toward SAVWIPL’s Carbon Neutral goal by 2030. The captive solar PV plant spread across a single roof area measuring 63,000 square meters of the body shop consists of 25770 highly efficient polycrystalline modules, will also reduce direct heat radiation in the shop.