Home/ Companies / News/  Daimler India sets up first solar power facility at Oragadam plant

Chennai: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd has set up its first solar power facility within its 400-acre plant at Oragadam, investing about Rs4 crore to comply with a new state regulation.

Daimler, which makes the Bharat Benz brand of trucks, has installed a capacity of 300 kilo watts at its parts logistics warehouse, the company said on Monday.

The power produced will be adjusted against the solar purchase obligations, which the Tamil Nadu government made mandatory in October.

Under the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012, industries and commercial establishments need to use solar power to meet a part of their power consumption. Large scale users are mandated to use at least 6% of their electricity needs through solar energy by 2014, beginning with 3% until December this year.

“Seen with regard to the overall power demand of the plant, the panels are providing 2.8% of the current demand," said Florian Laudan, head of communications at Daimler India.

“With the price deterioration of panels and its efficiency increase, we are thinking of doing more," managing director and chief executive Marc Llistosella said in an interview earlier. “It will be insane not to do it. We would love to be the first green manufacturer of trucks in the world."

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Updated: 05 Feb 2013, 01:13 AM IST
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