Infosys, India’s software multinational giant, recently announced that it has developed a total capacity of 46.1 MW of rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects across the country.
The figures were released in its latest Sustainability Report for 2017-18.
Of the overall energy requirement of Infosys in 2018, 109.7 million units (MUs) came from renewable power, which covered the 43.7 percent electricity needs of all its campuses across India. The generation from solar energy was 22.8 MUs.
Infosys is a member of RE100, a global initiative by companies to use 100 percent renewable energy. As part of this commitment, it is in the process of adding 12 MW off-site solar capacity in Karnataka. It is also planning to install 7 MW on-site solar projects at its Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Mangaluru, Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Chandigarh campuses.
The company built a 30 MW solar farm in Sira, Karnataka in 2017-18. It also installed 1 MW rooftop solar systems in its offices in Pune, Chennai, and Hyderabad during this time.
Various multinationals are gradually turning to solar power to meet their increasing energy requirements in a self-sustaining manner.
Mercom recently reported that American multinational technology company Microsoft has announced the completion of its first renewable energy deal in India. Under the agreement, the company will purchase 3 MW of solar-power from Atria Power for its new office building in Karnataka’s capital city, Bengaluru.
Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer