Wagh Bakri Tea Group, the third largest packaged tea company, has taken the initiative to make its manufacturing plants solar energy efficient. The company has installed a 125KW solar power rooftop facility at its Dholka factory, spreading over an area of 12,500 sq. ft, investing nearly Rs 1 crore for the project.
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% of the energy requirements of the plant.“Traditional energy sources have a limited life and causes pollution. This in turn leads to greenhouse effect. To look ahead to a greener future, Wagh Bakri Tea Group has decided to initiate a solar power project and we shall increase its capacity in the near future,” said Mr. Parag Desai, Executive Director, Wagh Bakri Tea Group.
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.