Daimler India Expands its Solar Field at Chennai Plant
Published On Jun 03, 2016
As India is now moving towards achieving environment friendly goals, commercial vehicles manufacturers are becoming more prone towards developing eco-friendly trucks. Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (also known asBharatBenz) has, however, moved one step ahead than its peers by increasing the solar energy field at it’s Chennai plant, thus using renewable, inexhaustible energy for its operations.
The company’s Oragadam manufacturing unit has added 10,000 new polycrystalline photovoltaic panels to the existing ones and has increased the overall solar field capacity to 3.3 Megawatts from 0.8 Megawatts. Mr. Eric Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO, DICV was ecstatic about this achievement and poised about the green legacy of DICV. He said, “Various green production efforts have been an integral part of our DICV manufacturing plant and operations from the start. The massive expansion of our solar power facilities underlines our commitment to be an industry leader with regard to sustainability and environmental protection as well.”
The solar field is situated at the idle land outskirts of the plant’s test area and fulfills a lot of energy needs required in various activities at the plant. Mr. Marc Llistosella, President and CEO, MFBTC and Head of Diamler Trucks Asia was also all praises about this solar panel expansion. He said, “At Daimler worldwide, we minimize 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.”