Tea maker Wagh Bakri Group has installed rooftop solar plant at its manufacturing facility in Dholka. The plant, with a capacity of 125 kW, has been installed with an investment of Rs 1 crore.
Provisions have been made for an estimated 400 solar panels, each capable of generating 300W energy per day. This solar power facility will generate 2 lakh units of energy per year, taking care of 20 per cent of the energy requirements of the plant.
The solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels are German-made and supplied by Topsun Energy Ltd based in Mehsana. The project has six inverters of 20 kW and one of 5kW.
The project utilises the poly crystalline solar cell technology. It has sourced A-grade solar cells from Solartech, Taiwan and the inverters are of KACO, Germany.
The Rs 1,000 crore Wagh Bakri Tea Group is one of the first companies in the packaged tea industry to move towards sustainable energy sources.