Siegwerk inaugurates solar power park in Jaisalmer

On World Environment Day 2024 on 5 June, Siegwerk announced the inauguration of its state-of-the-art solar power park in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. This project underscores Siegwerk’s commitment to sustainability and renewable energy, propelling the company closer to its ambitious goal of achieving 30% renewable energy consumption at its Bhiwadi Centre of Excellence (CoE) by 2025.

10 Jun 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

The solar park in Jaisalmer is expected to be in operation for 25 years

This facility, capable of generating 2,028,000 KWh of electricity per year, was installed recently, significantly contributing to Siegwerk's renewable energy targets. The solar park spans 2.7 acres in Jaisalmer, a region renowned for its high solar radiation, approximately 20% greater than Bhiwadi, enabling enhanced electricity generation.

The high level of sun radiation in the area ensures efficient and abundant electricity generation, supporting Siegwerk's energy needs at the Bhiwadi site. The solar park will contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing carbon emissions by 1,843 tons annually.

An agreement was finalised with a DISCOM, ensuring that the solar power generated is efficiently integrated into the grid. Consequently, the official power draw from the solar park commenced on 8 May 2024. This project showed the strategic focus of Siegwerk in generating a positive environmental impact by fostering innovation in energy solutions to contribute to a greener future for all.

Ashish Pradhan, president, Siegwerk Asia, said “Siegwerk India’s solar park project is a testament to our dedication to sustainable energy solutions and its proactive approach to environmental responsibility. By significantly increasing its renewable energy consumption, Siegwerk sets an industry example, demonstrating the feasibility and benefits of transitioning to cleaner energy sources. We will remain committed to sustainability and innovation, driving the transition to renewable energy and positively impacting the environment and the communities it serves.”

The solar park in Jaisalmer is expected to be in operation for 25 years, hence contributing to producing renewable energy and carbon reduction over the long term.