Solar powered textile factories

Solar power can be used by textile production facilities in a few ways. One, textile factories can use their rooftops to generate solar power that can be directly used to power their machinery. In addition, companies can also implement larger ground mounted solar power plants at sites outside their factory premises (where land is cheap) and “wheel” the green power to their premises.

 

Small, rural units can even use off-grid solar power for running their textile spinning wheels.

Stakeholders

Energy management professionals

Production professionals

Textile industry sustainability professionals

Vital Stats

How does it work?

Solar powered factories typically have a rooftop space which can be allocated for the installation of solar PV panels. It can meet a percentage of the electricity requirements of the factory. Solar power can also be procured for factories from independent solar power producers.

Sustainability benefits

It reduces the carbon footprint of the farm. As solar power is getting very economical, it reduces the energy cost of the facility

Highlights/USP

Higher the degree of automation in a factory, higher the required energy per unit area of operations, and lower the contribution from rooftop solar for the facility. Thus, large automated textile factories can have significant contributions from solar power only if they consume solar power from solar power plants located outside their premises.

Stage of commercialization

Commercialized

Types of professionals who can improve the solution

Mechanical engineers, Electrical engineers

Specifically relevant to any geography?

Decarbonization Potential

High

Value Chain

Textile yarn , Textile fabric production , Fabric dyeing and finishing ,

Web Resources

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