CleanMax Solar, India’s largest rooftop solar developer with 24% market share (As per Bridge to India Rooftop Solar Map - May 2017), has installed a rooftop solar plant for Knorr-Bremse Systems for Commercial Vehicles India Pvt Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles. The solar installation will be at Knorr-Bremse’s manufacturing facility in Hinjewadi, Pune, and one of the biggest at any of its facilities globally. This 600 kWp rooftop solar plant is estimated to produce 8.7 lac units of solar electricity and abate 600 tons of carbon dioxide per annum. This solar installation at the Hinjewadi facility will meet 30% of the plant’s electricity requirement. It is based on the ‘pay as you go’ or OPEX model which is investment-free, risk-free and hassle-free; provides electricity at tariff rates 45 percent cheaper than grid power, and is estimated to save Knorr Bremse INR 3.4 million annually.
Commenting on the project, Gajanan Nabar, CEO of CleanMax Solar said, “As the industry leader in rooftop solar solutions for corporates, this project with Knorr-Bremse is a great opportunity to help the company achieve their sustainability goals and save costs at the same time. We look forward to partnering with many more leading global companies to adopt solar energy and help build a greener world.”
He further added, “We are pleased to see that rooftop solar is really gaining traction among leading corporates. Besides Knorr-Bremse, other European corporates like Vulkan Group, Carl Zeiss, Konecranes, Carlsberg, and SKF Group have adopted our solar solutions in India.”
Mr. Paramjit Singh Chadha (Managing Director), Knorr-Bremse Systems, commented saying, “This will be one of the first facilities globally to be powered with a rooftop solar plant in the Knorr Bremse group. As a global corporate, we are always looking at various options to adopt responsible business practices, we believe that solar energy will help us reduce carbon emission and we estimate a simultaneous savings of INR 34 lacs per annum with this installation. We look forward to a lasting relationship with CleanMax Solar as our sustainability partner and implement similar solutions for other facilities.”
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