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Volvo, Assocham Install Solar Panels at 4 Health Centres in UP, Haryana

Solar panels have been installed in Jewar in Uttar Pradesh and Kheri Kalan, Bhorikalan and Bhangrola in Haryana.
June 15, 2022

Volvo Car India, in partnership with industry body Assocham, has installed solar panels at community and primary health centres in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Solar panels have been installed in Jewar, Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh and Kheri Kalan, Bhorikalan and Bhangrola in Haryana. According to an official press release, The company plans to expand the initiative to other community health care centres later this year.

The four health centres now have a combined 50 kW of solar power. After using up the power they need, these health centres can distribute excess power back to the grid, which not only contributes to sustainable energy, but also lowers their electricity bills.

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Speaking about the initiative, Jyoti Malhotra, MD, Volvo Car India said, “We have initially set up solar power plants at three centres and have plans to expand to other community health centres in these regions. These solar power panels lessen the centres’ dependency on conventional energy thereby contributing to a lesser carbon footprint and making health services sustainable. This initiative also reduces the cost of conventional energy as these health centres feed the excess of solar power to the grid.”

The company is committed to becoming an all-electric car company by 2030 and has the ambition to become a climate-neutral company by 2040. The company also aims to reduce total lifecycle CO2 emissions per vehicle by 40 percent by 2025.