Total Solar Distributed Generation, a division of Total, has completed a 1 MW solar PV system at Renault Nissan Automotive India car manufacturing plant located in Chennai, India. The PV system is an integrated carport covering an area of 9,000 square metres and is expected to produce 2.1 GWh of renewable energy per year. This will help in abatement of 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The system, which includes the carport structure, was developed, built and will be operated by Total Solar Distributed Generation over the contract period of 20 years. The project is in line with Renault Nissan’s goal of reducing carbon emissions in its operations worldwide.

Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar Distributed Generation Southeast Asia, said, “With a strong, growing presence in Asia, and trusted by world renowned companies such as Renault Nissan as the solar energy partner of choice, Total Solar Distributed Generation provides a solution that fulfills both environmental sustainability and cost-saving goals. We look forward to supporting Renault Nissan in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions over the coming decades.”

“Renault Nissan Automotive India is pleased to partner with Total Solar Distributed Generation, to reduce our carbon footprint in our production as well as to be more self-sustaining in our energy needs and cut power costs,” said Biju Balendran, CEO of Renault Nissan Automotive India.