CHENNAI: Dairy company Hatsun Agro Products (HAP) has announced installation of solar systems — with 100 watt capacity — in over 8,500 Hatsun milk banks situated in villages across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra.
Besides, the company has engaged with Phocos India, a manufacturer of solar-powered panels, charge controllers and components for 1,800 solar panels, worth Rs 2 crore, to be installed in existing and upcoming Hatsun milk banks.
With the installation of these panels by the end of the month, 100% of the basic procurement infrastructure (testing, weighing and all lamps) at HAP will be functioning with the help of renewable energy.
To move towards a renewable power supply, Hatsun Agro has commissioned wind power plants — with 24 MW capacity — in Tuticorin along with a solar plant — with 550 KW capacity — that was commissioned during March 2017 in Dindigul.
RG Chandramogan, chairman and MD, HAP, said, “We are committed to deliver the highest standards of milk and other dairy products. It is our constant endeavour to utilise renewable energy across all levels. The solar powered Hatsun milk centres will have uninterrupted power supply and will ensure that the weighing scale, testing equipment and all lamps work fully on renewable energy. The major gain for HAP with uninterrupted power supply is certainty of 100% quality assurance at the procurement stage itself, especially when expanding to new territory. HAP will continue to implement new technologies in other processes as well to increase renewable energy usage.”