In the first phase, Yamaha had
installed 190 KW and 140 KW of rooftop solar panels in the Spare Parts Building
and R&D Building in the plant premises in 2015. Yamaha’s Chennai factory
which was inaugurated in 2015 incorporates state-of-the-art infrastructure and
advanced technologies for Zero-water discharge and recycle/reuse of waste water
and maximum use of sunlight. All the buildings are designed to bear load of the
solar power system installation. All common utilities are located in the centre
to minimize distribution loss and centralized management.
Similarly, Yamaha has
partnered with the solar service provider, M/s. Amplus Solar for installation,
operation and maintenance of Solar Power System at its Surajpur plant. This is
one of the largest roof top solar power plant with total capacity of 6200 KW.
This project was commissioned in two phases. Phase I was inaugurated in January
2016 with generation capacity of 4000 KWp and phase II was commissioned in
October 2017 with generation capacity of 2200 Kwp.
Recently under phase II, 105
KW capacity solar power plant was installed in the car parking area inside the
plant premises. Approximately, 47 cars can be parked under state-of-the-art
solar power plant which is also capable of meeting the future requirement of
charging battery operated cars. This particular area has a power generation
capacity of 500 Units per day.
Sanjiv Paul, Senior Vice
President, India Yamaha Motor, said, “As the leading two-wheeler manufacturers,
Yamaha understands its role in the industrial evolution and its responsibility
in reducing the carbon footprints. The solar power project in our plants will
definitely take forward Yamaha’s commitment towards enhancing their presence in
the sphere of energy efficient companies while focussing on creating solutions
around Sustainable Development.”
As a responsible corporate,
Yamaha aims to minimise the environmental impact of its business activities.
The company has adopted the culture of environment preservation by implementing
‘5Rs’ - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reform, Refuse through ‘3Es’ – Easy to make,
Easy to Repair and Easy to Disassemble approach. Yamaha has successfully implemented
green procurement and eliminated the use of environmentally hazardous
substances from its two-wheelers. All of Yamaha plants in India are certified
with Environment Management System ISO 14001:2015 and Occupational and Health
Management system OHSAS 18001:2007.
Source: Yamaha Motor India