Kirloskar Brothers Limited is an environmentally-conscious organisation that has always striven towards minimising the energy consumption and emissions arising from its manufacturing operations. In keeping with this belief and objective, KBL recently installed solar panels on the roof of its Sanand plant for facilitating the use of the biggest source of renewable energy – the Sun. This green initiative was basically undertaken to promote energy conservation and reduce energy costs.
The panels consist of a 150 kW grid tied to the rooftop of the plant. This grid is estimated to generate almost around 18,500 kWh of energy per month. This will not only result in financial savings for the organisation but would also help lower the carbon footprints of its Sanand plant.
Since 2014, the Sanand plant has been recurrently honoured with the prestigious GreenCo certification, a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) initiative to assess and analyse the green footprints of the concerned company, which is a befitting testimony to KBL’s commitment to the environment. Thus, the installation of the solar panels at the Sanand plant is just an extension of KBL’s efforts and focus towards a greener and sustainable future.