Web Exclusive | February 2013
Daimler India sets up solar power project in Chennai
Crippling power crisis in Tamil Nadu and the State government's solar energy focus is winning over some top corporate names in the state. Solar power is increasingly being viewed as a viable alternative to grid energy particularly by Tamil Nadu's industrial sector, which was troubled a lot for the power crisis in 2011 and 2012. The latest to sign up for solar power is German truck maker Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV).
Daimler India is wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and the manufacturer of the BharatBenz truck brand -- which has announced the setting up of its first solar power project within its plant at Oragadam, near Chennai. DICV's solar power focus began last year in line with Daimler's global focus to turn towards green energy.
The company said in a statement that the focus is not only creating environment friendly products but also to focus on such energies for internal use. This is also in-line with DICV's initiative to create better self-sufficiency in power that reduces dependency on conventional power. DICV will enhance its focus on new renewable energies.