Sri Kannapiran Mills Ltd, is a leading producer of 100% cotton yarn matching the world’s most stringent quality standards. Incorporated in 1946, the company presently has two open end and two ring spun yarn units that are equipped with modern, state-of-the-art machinery supplied by world giants and produces 83 tons of cotton yarn every day which feed both domestic and international markets. With a spindleage capacity of 45000, the two ring spun units produce 25 tons of yarn everyday in the count range of 6s to 100s in combed and carded quality. 

Specialized yarns viz. Gassed Mercerised, Slub (Ring Spun & Open End), Uneven, Multicount, Soft twist, Cotton Lycra Core Spun, Compact, Indigo dyed and Dyed yarns manufactured in various counts are exported to most of the countries across the globe.

As a result, over the last few years, the company has been actively looking at Rooftop solar as a possible means to reduce its carbon footprint. This is where SafEarth came in and helped make their dream become a reality. The Rooftop OPEX Solar installation of 1025 kW has helped Sri Kannapiran Mills Ltd reduce 2023 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.

Project Details : 

Size1025 kW
Commercial Operation Date (COD)August 2022
Financing ModeOPEX
Execution Time6 Months
Annual Generation1,445,250 kWh
CO2 Reduction2023 Tonnes

*Graph of Total Annual Savings

The exact details are confidential. This is for visual representation only 

The project closed with significant benefits to the off-taker and the company stands to save upwards of with the installation of the rooftop solar system by SafEarth.

Project Workflow

SafEarth is proud to be a part of this journey. This is how we helped their transformation:

Project Design: 

Upon signing with Sri Kannapiran Mills Ltd, SafEarth first visited the site and made a detailed project report for the project. The designed system optimized the generation and the return on investment of the plant. Best industry practices have been used in this system.

Vendor Selection: 

The SafEarth team then selected 10 pre screened vendors from the companies registered on our portal. All these companies are industry leaders. These companies were given a week to review the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to help them ascertain their costs up to 99% accuracy. After that they selected a vendor from the 10 participating pre screened vendors and held final discussions with this vendor. We worked with them to iron out various terms and conditions of the contract to arrive at a Win-Win scenario. This ensured protections for the client as well as the vendor.


The Vendor installed the plant on the roof of the industry following the best in industry practices. The plant has been set up using premium components and has been designed for top-grade performance.

Quality Assurance by SafEarth:

Before Commissioning and Handing over the plant, the SafEarth quality team visited the site and identified any punch points related to the project. The plant was handed over only after resolving these punch points. 

Operations and Maintenance:

The O&M for the plant is now being done by the Vendor. The contract sets out clear benchmarks against which the output of the plant will be evaluated. 

Final Outcome of Project

SafEarth has helped Sri Kannapiran Mills Ltd reduce its carbon footprint by 2023 tonnes per year of CO2 equivalent and save over 40% of their electricity bills in the process. The Company was able to get the best quality solar plant without having to worry about any aspect of the project and as a result, they have awarded additional projects to SafEarth.

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