Yakult Goes Solar with SunSource Energy; Commissions Solar Plant at its Haryana Manufacturing Facility
Yakult Danone India Private Limited, a 50:50 Joint Venture (JV) between Japan’s Yakult Honsha and France’s Groupe Danone, has successfully commissioned Yakult Group’s first-ever global solar plant installed at its manufacturing facility in Sonipat, Haryana.
November 23, 2022. By Manu Tayal
The solar project was installed by SunSource Energy, a provider of solar-based energy and storage solutions to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.
Yakult said that the setting up of this solar plant is in line with its global Environmental Vision 2050 and targets announced in March 2021.
Commenting on the development, Hiroshi Hamada, Managing Director of Yakult Danone India, said, “we believe in driving sustainability and growth through this initiative together with the right partner in SunSource Energy and we have leveraged their global experience and history of timely project implementation. We have not only reduced our dependence on conventional sources of energy, but we will also see a positive change in future. Strategically, we are looking at key trends to drive growth of our business and we see India as an exciting market. As a leading Probiotic fermented milk drink brand, we are trying our best to be exemplary and innovative both on the technical front and business model sides.”
“Sustainability is extremely important for Yakult Danone India. We are proud to lead the sustainability agenda for the Yakult Group by becoming the first manufacturing facility in the Yakult system to set-up a solar plant. SunSource Energy has helped us by delivering this innovatively designed project which has maximised the solar output for us,” said Tomoyuki Iwama, Director, Yakult Danone India Pvt Ltd.
Kushagra Nandan, Co-Founder, Managing Director and CEO, SunSource Energy remarked, “The Yakult Group is focused on sustainability, and we are delighted they chose us to help them in their energy transition journey.”
Adarsh Das, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, SunSource Energy said, “This partnership is a testament to our team’s knowledge and expertise in the solar energy sector. As a leading provider of solar-based energy solutions, we are proud to work with leading global giants such as Yakult Danone, in their journey towards net zero.”
The project is a unique combination of rooftop, ground-mounted, and carport solar solutions and will cater up to 25% of the plant’s energy requirement. Also, the project is expected to generate approximately 8.8 lakh kWh of clean energy annually and will offset 810 tonnes of CO2 emission every year.
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