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GRI installs 1.2MW Solar Power System at its specialty tyre plant in SL

GRI installs 1.2MW Solar Power System at its specialty tyre plant in SL

As part of its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection, GRI installed one of the largest roof top solar systems in Sri Lanka.

With a capacity of 1,200kW (1.2MW), the solar panels are expected to generate 136,557kWh of electricity per month.

This green initiative spans across a roof area of approximately 90,000 square feet and is expected to generate a monthly revenue of approximately Rs 3,000,000 once it is connected to the national electricity grid under the net plus scheme.

This environmental awareness system will help reduce over 1,100 metric tons of carbon emissions per annum, which is equivalent to more than 20,000 trees that could absorb CO2 annually. GRI has successfully taken measures to support the country’s initiative to source 100% renewable generated electricity by 2050.

In addition to the solar power system, GRI employs many other green initiatives such as a bio-mass boiler for steam generation, rain water harvesting, tree planting, natural lighting on factory sidewalls, etc. to constantly strive toward saving energy and protecting our environment for the next generation.

The company’s agriculture and construction tyre factory is self-sufficient and is certified by ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

“This plant is a testament to the spirit and values embodied by all at GRI.  GRI’s values of purposeful action, relentless drive, far-sighted approach coupled with a discovery mindset are evident in every aspect of this plant,” said Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director GRI.

Given the 31-year experience in the renewable energy industry, SunPower Renewables (Pvt) Ltd was chosen by GRI to install this state of the art solar power system. SunPower has been instrumental in introducing the Solar PV technology to Sri Lanka in 1987.

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