Hirdaramani, a pionneer in the Sri Lankan Apparel Industry, has installed the largest rooftop solar power plant in the Apparel Sector in Sri Lanka.
The installation is a part of their project entitled ‘Suryadhanavi’ by Windforce (Pvt) Ltd, service provider and supplier of wind power generator. It is also a step towards their sustainability strategy that focuses on the core pillars of Planet, People, Product and Community.
The project features 1,000 solar panels generating 7.7 MW of energy leveraging cutting-edge mono PERC modules by Windforce which optimizes the efficiency of solar panels by significantly improving light capture; a technology that is rapidly making standard solar cells obsolete.
“At Hirdaramani we have consistently pioneered sustainability projects in the apparel industry and in the country. The Suryadhanavi project is an exciting new step in this journey and we are committed to building on the success of these first implementations,” said Nikhil Hirdaramani, Director, Hirdaramani Group.
It is predicted that through Suryadhanavi, 13.4GWh will be added annually to the national energy mix, accounting for more than 30% of electricity consumption by the Group. This will further reduce 10,200 tons of CO2e emission into the atmosphere, which is equivalent of removing of more than 2200 Passenger vehicle from the road each year.
“The Suryadhanavi project holds strong potential for further expansion and for making a significant contribution to the nation’s energy security. The world is fast moving towards adopting renewable energy and we are proud to be at the forefront of driving this change. The support of companies such as the Hirdaramani Group makes these changes all the more viable,” said Manjula Perera, Managing Director of Windforce (Pvt) Ltd.
Also, the company is the first in Asia to install an eco-friendly factory in Mihila (Sri Lanka) which has been awarded CarbonNeutral certification for net zero carbon footprint.