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Shahi Exports invests in energy efficient infrastructure

To achieve its target of 100 per cent renewable electricity, Shahi Exports is taking various steps like investing in solar energy, wind energy and energy-efficient infrastructure. As per Apparel Resources, the company is using agro-waste as biomass fuel for steam generation through boilers. It has also converted most of high-speed diesel-fired boilers into agro-waste or PNG-fired boilers.

Shahi Exports has two solar power plants of 32 MW and 52 MW capacities in Bellary and Bidar districts of Karnataka, respectively, which catered to 65 per cent of its electricity requirements in 2019-20. The company also has an 8.57 MW wind energy plant in Maharashtra. Combining energy generation through process steam turbines, wind and solar plants, 77 per cent of electrical energy consumption across the company was carbon-neutral.

The new facilities of the company incorporate green building design principles from the planning stage, be it using sunlight illumination on the production floors leading to minimal energy consumption. New factories are being designed to use the maximum amount of daylight and good ventilation.