TAMIL NADU, India—Yanmar Engine Manufacturing India has installed a 1 megawatt peak solar photovoltaic generation system on the roof of its plant here to provide about 30 percent of the facility’s energy.
The addition of the more-than-2,200-module photovoltaic system will generate around 1,500 gigawatt-hours of renewable electricity annually, providing significant cost savings and reducing the company’s carbon footprint by an estimated 1,200 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
The plant will produce 80,000 units of 15 to 37 kiloWatt class industrial engines per year. The engines will be supplied to India, Europe, the United States, Asia and other regions where demand for industrial engines is strong.
“The installation of this solar photovoltaic generation system underscores Yanmar’s longstanding commitment to sustainable operations,” says Varun Khanna, managing director at Yanmar Engine India. “With this investment, we continue Yanmar’s goal to realize a sustainable future with access to powerful, highly efficient, and affordable engine technologies, as well as implementing systems that can make optimal use of diverse energy sources to reduce the burden on the environment.”
Founded in 1912, Yanmar today builds small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine and machine tools, and other components.