Hayleys Solar powers Crystal Martin Ceylon’s over one million dollar solar installation project


 Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons, recently partnered with Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited, a leading apparel manufacturer, to embark on a major solar installation project that supports their renewable energy efforts, a spokesman said.

The project, which is part of Crystal International Group Limited’s 5-year sustainability targets, aims to reduce carbon footprint, achieve zero emissions and contribute to the national cause of energy saving as the country grapples with fuel and energy crises.

Hayleys Solar will install over 3,700 rooftop solar panels for Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited across three factories in Malwattha, Dambulla and Kantale. Spanning a total of 11,809.20 square metres, the solar installation will contribute to a total power generation capacity of 2,062.83 Kilowatts, equivalent to 85% of the annual electricity requirement at the three factories, he added.

With annual total power generation expected from the solar installation estimated at 2,861,138.28 Kilowatt hours, Crystal Martin Ceylon will be able to reduce their CO2 footprint annually by 2,118,386.78 Kg, according to the latest grid emission factors published by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.

This project is due to be completed and commissioned with the help of the Ceylon Electricity Board by December 2022 with its next phase covering three more plants to be completed by 2023, the spokesman added.

Mark Muller, Country Manager of Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited said “We are happy to partner with Hayleys Solar in this key project that helps to streamline our operations at six manufacturing facilities. We expect to fully convert our facilities to solar as an alternative to the energy crisis. As a socially responsible company that prioritises sustainability, we eagerly look forward to this project and contribute to reducing the carbon footprint.”