Industrial Engine - News Release

Yanmar Powers India Engine Plant with Renewable Energy

May 19, 2022
Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.

The solar panel installation at the Yanmar Engine Manufacturing India factory.

May 19, 2022; Tamil Nadu, India – Yanmar Engine Manufacturing India (hereafter “Yanmar Engine India”), a leading Japanese engine manufacturer based in Tamil Nadu, India has installed a 1 MWp rooftop solar photovoltaic generation system to its industrial engine production facility in India. The system will power about 30% of the facility’s energy needs with green power.

The addition of the more than 2,200 module PV system will generate around 1,500 Gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable electricity annually, realizing significant cost savings for Yanmar Engine India and reducing the company’s carbon footprint by an estimated 1,200 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

The engine plant, located in Tamil Nadu, India, will produce 80,000 units of 15kW to 37kW class industrial engines per year. The engines will be supplied to India, Europe, the United States, Asia and other regions where demand for industrial engines is strong.

“The installation of this solar photovoltaic generation system underscores Yanmar’s longstanding commitment to sustainable operations,” said Yanmar Engine India Managing Director, Varun Khanna. “With this investment, we continue Yanmar’s goal to realize a sustainable future with access to powerful, highly efficient, and affordable engine technologies as well as implementing systems that can make optimal use of diverse energy sources to reduce the burden on the environment.”

About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Moving on, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s Mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people’s lives for all our tomorrows,” stands testament to Yanmar’s determination to provide us with “A Sustainable Future”.
For more details, please check out the official website of Yanmar Co., Ltd.

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