Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Hitachi Astemo has installed its ground mounted solar power plant of 3 megawatt (MW) at its Jalgaon manufacturing plant. The Solar Power Plant is built in an area of 43,301 sqm consisting of 7,128 ground mounted solar panels and 10 inverters. This is the first Solar power plant of Hitachi Astemo in India, embarking a new beginning in the energy sector and a step towards building a sustainable environment, contributing to not only fulfilling the Prime Minister’s vision of making India carbon neutral by 2070 – but also aiming towards achieving Hitachi’s mission of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
The installation of the solar power plant is a testimony of Hitachi Astemo’s commitment towards making power more affordable, clean, and sustainable. The plant will eliminate close to 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions (equal to planting approx.150,000 trees) each year and will support in reducing electricity consumption charges as well. In the first phase, Hitachi Astemo has installed in Jalgaon 3-megawatt solar power plant and will commission additional 1.5 megawatt Solar Plant by March 2023.
Hitachi Astemo is dedicated to the development, manufacture, sale, and service for automotive and transportation components, as well as industrial machinery and systems. At its Jalgaon plant, the company manufactures brake systems (disc brakes & drum brakes) for 3-wheeler and 4-wheelers along with foundry operations.