Kochi set to become the world’s first fully solar-powered airport

Kochi airport has commissioned a 12MW solar project that will see it become the world’s first fully solar powered airport.


 

Cochin International airport will soon become the first airport in the world that completely operates on solar power. The state’s Chief Minister inaugurated the 12 MWp solar power plant that comprises of 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres. This will make Cochin airport technically power neutral once the project (to be handled by Bosch) is implemented.

Cochin Airport foray into Solar began in March 2013 when it installed a 100 kWp solar PV Plant. Soon after, CIAL also installed a 1 MWp solar PV power plant on its roof top. Once commissioned, the new installation is expected to generate around 48000 units per day, which along with the electricity generated from the existing 1.10 MWp plants, would be sufficient to meet the entire power requirement of the airport.

Over the next 25 years, the project will save on 3 lakh metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions which is equivalent to planting 3 million trees.

 


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