New Delhi: Tata Motors announced on Tuesday that it had entered into a pact with Tata Power to install and operate a 3 MWp rooftop solar project in its Passenger Car Business Unit (PVBU) in Pune. The automaker said it signed a contract with Tata Power to purchase solar power.
The solar roof project is expected to generate nearly 45 lakh KWh per year and reduce CO2 emissions by around 3,538 tons per year, it added.
“Following the recent inauguration of India's largest solar carport at our Pune auto plant, this project marks a new milestone in our ongoing efforts to reduce our impact on the planet,” said Rajesh Khatri, vice president of Tata Motors' passenger car business – Operations in a statement.
Energy efficiency is at the heart of the company's efforts, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of products are crucial, he added.
“We will continue to save energy in our manufacturing facilities, optimize the consumption of non-renewable fossil fuels, optimize energy productivity, contain climate change and reduce operating costs,” said Khatri.
Tata Power Chief – Solar Rooftops Business – Ravinder Singh said the partnership represents a joint effort to help Tata Motors reduce its carbon footprint and meet its net zero carbon goal.
“We will continue to offer such future-oriented solutions for green energy and further strengthen our partners and customers by using clean energy resources,” he added.