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Daimler completes solar system upgrade at Chennai plant

Dailmer has made additions to photo voltaic installations at the plant increasing the overall technical capacity of the plant from 0.8 MW to 3.3 MW.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Jun 03, 2016, 05.18 PM IST
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Dailmer has made additions to photo voltaic installations at the plant increasing the overall technical capacity of the plant from 0.8 MW to 3.3 MW.
Dailmer has made additions to photo voltaic installations at the plant increasing the overall technical capacity of the plant from 0.8 MW to 3.3 MW.
CHENNAI: Daimler India is deepening its commitment to renewable power. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG running a commercial vehicle plant at Oragadam near Chennai has just made additions to photo voltaic installations at the plant. The overall technical capacity has been increased from 0.8 MW to 3.3 MW.

The new solar field has been built on an idle patch of land within the confines of the plant's test track for commercial vehicles. It consists of over 10,000 solar panels. With this upgrade, Daimler says one fourth of the average power required during the day will be met through green power.

A press release quoted Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, as saying, “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.”

The press release said that over 16,000 trees have been planted at the 400-acre plant. Daimler said the effort to go green also includes a 60,000 kilolitre water storage pond, two sewage treatment plants used for irrigation.

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