Pacific Jeans to set up solar plants in all units by 2025
Desk Report: A rooftop solar power plant with an automatic cleaning system with a capacity of 3.5mw per day has been installed at Universal Jeans Ltd, a concern of Pacific Jeans at the Chattogram EPZ, at the cost of $0.5 million as part of its green energy initiative.
Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (Bepza) Executive Chairman Major General Abul Kalam Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Syed M Tanvir, Managing Director, Pacific Jeans inaugurated the plant yesterday.
This 3.5mw electricity will meet 10% of the total power demand in the factory. Electricity generated in this plant will save energy worth Tk10 lakh a month.
Pacific Jeans will install rooftop solar plants at 10 of its companies. The solar power plant at Universal Jeans Ltd was installed on 1 April but was officially inaugurated on Monday. So far, 185mw electricity has been generated in this power plant.
Besides, a solar power plant with a daily production capacity of 5.5mw will be installed at Pacific Jeans Ltd next September which will meet 15% of the total power demand of the factory.
Pacific Jeans will install solar power plants at Jeans 2000 Ltd and NHT Fashions Ltd in 2023, at Pacific Knitex Ltd and Pacific Workwear Ltd in 2024, and at Pacific Casuals Ltd (Unit 1&2), Pacific Attires Ltd, Pacific Jeans Ltd (Unit-2) and Universal Jeans Ltd (Unit 4) in 2025. The solar power plants in 10 factories set up on a 4.41 lakh sqft area will produce an estimated 32.70mw electricity which is 20% of the total power demand of Pacific Jeans and will save 6,458 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission.