The testing phase has begun at the centres in Gurgaon and Hyderabad and full-scale roll out will commence shortly, the company said. Snapdeal estimates that the warehouses will decrease power consumption by producing nearly 1MW at peak through solar panels and generate 1.5 million units per year.
Apart from this, the e-commerce giant is also using sky lights at larger centres, LED lighting, roof insulation and HVLS Fans to reduce cooling and air conditioning costs. Snapdeal currently has 69 fulfilment centres spread across 25 cities in India. The company recently opened 6 mega logistics hubs in Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Kolkata in the run-up to the festive season.