From Diesel to Lithium: How a Garment Export Unit Went Green with Energy Transition

FA Homes Export factory

From Diesel to Lithium: How a Garment Export Unit Went Green with Energy Transition is an exciting and first of its kind in Delhi NCR region. The garment Export Unit shifted from a Diesel Generator to a lithium battery bank in Delhi NCR as our first project in the Embroidery factory field, one of India’s biggest exporters. We have installed a 50 KVA Lithium BESS unit at FA Home and Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Plot No. 16, Sector 4, IMT Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana 122051.

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It’s a remarkable feat for Su-vastika and FA Home and Apparel Pvt. Ltd. in Manesar! Switching to a lithium battery from a diesel generator is a significant step towards becoming a green building and reducing the company’s clean energy status.

The principal challenge faced by the unit was the ban on diesel generators in the Delhi NCR location, and converting the diesel generators to gas generators was becoming very expensive. Another major challenge was an Online UPS installed on the machines, with just a 10-minute backup. Su-vastika BESS/ UPS with a Lithium Battery bank replaced that to run the system on a single Energy Storage System, which had almost no switching time. The FA Home factory chose the Su-vastika Energy Storage System of 50 KVA with a lithium battery bank as a pilot project.

The 50 KVA Energy Storage System has a backup of more than 3 hours, with lithium battery LifepO4 chemistry.

Here are some of the benefits of using lithium batteries over diesel generators:

  • The running cost of BESS is low.

The cost of running a diesel generator is three times or more than the power provided by the power company, making ESS a unique and less expensive solution than running a diesel generator.

As the BESS has a battery as a backup, the consumption per unit of electricity produced is further decreased in cases of 50% or 70% ESS loading, as opposed to diesel generators, where the cost is unaffected by lower load because the diesel consumption doesn’t vary significantly.

  • BESS has a longer lifespan.

The BESS has a shelf life of 50 years as compared to the diesel generator’s 10-year lifespan. Even their battery can last between 7 and 10 years, representing significant cost-savings.

  • ESS is easier and cheaper to maintain.

Diesel generators contain moving parts and require a battery to start automatically, making it necessary to service them every 300 hours or even less in some cases. Since a DG set includes moving parts, we also need an attendant to fill it up with diesel. However, an attendant is unnecessary for the ESS because it has no moving parts.

  • No emissions: Lithium batteries produce zero emissions at the point of use, unlike diesel generators, which emit harmful pollutants like nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and particulate matter.
  • Improved air quality: By eliminating these emissions, lithium batteries can significantly improve air quality, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Reduced noise pollution: Lithium batteries are much quieter than diesel generators, making them ideal for use in urban areas or near noise-sensitive locations.
  • Renewable energy integration: Our ESS with Lithium batteries can be paired with renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, to create a clean and sustainable energy system.



The Garment Export Unit shifted from a Diesel Generator to a lithium battery bank in Delhi NCR will positively impact the export units in India as the running cost and the building status change after the Battery Energy Storage System installation in their team. The switch to lithium batteries is a positive step for FA Home and Apparel Pvt. Ltd. and the environment. It demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainability and its leadership in the textile industry.

We have already started installing Battery Energy Storage Systems in Delhi NCR factories, and this is another milestone for Su-vastika to install in the Embroidery industry. From Diesel to Lithium: How a Garment Export Unit Went Green with Energy Transition has been very smooth and easy to install.

The price of the 50KVA ESS depends on the size of the battery bank and can be taken from the Su-svastika by dialing +919711774744

1 reply
  1. Mohit Sharma
    Mohit Sharma says:

    It is the first company in India which has solved the problem of controlling pollution by providing power backup solution. great project


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