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Yanmar Engine Manufacturing India Pvt Ltd (YEMI), a Japanese engine manufacturer based out of Tamil Nadu in India, has entered into a long-term, binding agreement with TotalEnergies for supply of a 1 MWp photovoltaic (PV), system to its Indian engine manufacturing facility. The system will provide 30% of the facility’s power with green energy.
The PV system, which has more than 2,200 modules, will produce approximately 1,500 megawatt hours (MWh) annually. This will result in significant cost savings for YEMI as well as reducing the company’s carbon footprint by around 1,200 tons CO2 emissions. It is equivalent to charging over 130 million smartphones annually.
TotalEnergies will install and operate the rooftop PV solar system and YEMI will pay for the electricity for 20 years. This agreement is without any upfront investments.
Varun Khanna is the Managing Director of YEMI. He stated, “The installation this solar photovoltaic generator system underlines Yanmar’s commitment to sustainable operations.” Yanmar continues to pursue its goal of a sustainable future by implementing engine technologies that are affordable, powerful, efficient, and cost-effective. We also plan to implement systems that make the most of different energy sources in order to lessen the environmental impact.
Gavin Adda, Head of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Asia said that “As the largest player in solar energy, we are honored to be Yanmar’s choice in providing cost-effective renewable energy solutions that reduce their carbon emissions.” TotalEnergies offers its customers security from a technical and financial perspective. We want to be Yanmar’s long-term partner and look forward to the chance to work together in the future.