Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd (Grundfos India) today announced the successful installation of a roof top solar power plant at its headquarters in Chennai. The estimated annual power generation from this plant will be 78000 kWh with an annual cost savings of INR 13 lakhs. This will also lead to a reduction of 25000 litres of diesel consumption annually, contributing to a reduction of 70 tons of CO2 emission per year.
A total of 216 solar photo voltaic panels (EMMVEE), each of 240 Wp capacity has been used. With a capacity of 51.84 kW, this rooftop solar power plant is a grid connected system, consisting of solar photovoltaic panels, inverters and connecting cables. As this system does not have a battery, its operation is simple and it remains a completely green installation.
Mr Sudeep Jain, IAS., Chairman and Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), inaugurated this roof top solar power plant at the Grundfos India headquarters.
Commenting on this installation, Mr Ranganath N. K., Managing Director, Grundfos India, said “At Grundfos India, we are very passionate about sustainability and it is one of our key values. The objective of installing this roof top solar power plant is to reduce our consumption of diesel used for power generation. We took this proactive step towards becoming more sustainable by reducing our carbon footprint. This is our own contribution to ensure that we help create a cleaner and greener planet”.
Interestingly, Grundfos India’s headquarters had received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) EB Platinum Certification by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) in August of last year.
About Grundfos India:
Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established in March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives. Currently, Grundfos India has more than 250 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 20 offices across India. Grundfos India provides pumps and pumping solutions for various applications – heating and hot water service systems, cooling and air-conditioning systems, industrial applications, pressure boosting and liquid transfer, groundwater supply, domestic water supply, sewage and wastewater, dosing, chlorination systems, disinfection systems and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information, visit http://www.grundfos.in/
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