Speciality glass manufacturer Schott has entered into an agreement with CleanMax to supply renewable energy to its glass tubing factory in Jambusar, Gujarat (India).

CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions, a solar energy company, will supply green energy from its 5.5 MW wind and solar hybrid project to Schott’s facility in Jambusar.

The power purchase agreement (PPA) is part of Schott’s commitment to becoming climate neutral across its production by 2030.

Pawan Shukla, Managing Director Schott Glass India, said, “We are very proud to have signed this PPA with CleanMax as a part of our global commitment to become climate neutral.

“Apart from the fact that this will reduce our energy cost by a significant percentage, it is our valuable contribution to India’s aim to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by the end of 2030.”

The hybrid project will lead to carbon abatement of approximately 16,000 tons CO2 equivalent annually.

This is equivalent to planting 420 trees or taking 2,750 cars off the roads.

This project capacity is part of a larger wind solar hybrid farm being developed by CleanMax in Babra, Gujarat.

The overall capacity of the CleanMax wind solar hybrid farm will stand at 400 MW, leading to carbon abatement of more than 870,000 tons CO2 equivalent annually.