Ashok Leyland reduces its carbon footprint by 60 %
Ashok Leyland, the flagship Company of the Hinduja Group and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, recently announced that it has increased the sourcing of clean energy to 60% for its countrywide operations. Now 75% of their energy consumption in Tamil Nadu and 60% throughout India is procured through the solar rooftop, solar ground mount, and wind-based renewable energy.

Hinduja Renewables, part of the Hinduja Group, focuses on building sustainable and clean energy plants in India and has built a solar plant for Ashok Leyland, with a capacity of 75 MWp, located in Sivagangai district, in Tamil Nadu. This plant is one of the largest group captive solar plants in India serving a single client and is expected to generate over 120 million units of power annually.

All of Ashok Leyland’s plants harvest rainwater, have low flow water systems to minimise water consumption and recycle all waste to avoid it going to the landfills. This has led Ashok Leyland to be a net water positive company. The company’s solar plant uses robotic cleaning technology, for regular cleaning of solar modules. This methodology is estimated to conserve 9 million litres of water annually.

Written from a company news release.