March 21, 2023

World’s first solar powered Airport is in India’s southern state of Kerala.

Solar Powered “Cochin International Airport”

Solar powered Airport Cochin International Airport has become the first airport in the world to run entirely on solar energy. Chief Minister Uman Chandy inaugurated the 12 MW solar power plant at the airport. 46,150 solar panels have been installed on 45 acres of cargo complex, which will give Cochin Airport 50,000 to 60,000 units of solar power every day for its operation.

In 2013, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) installed a solar power plant on the roof of the Arrival Terminal Block.

In Kerala, grid connected solar energy can become a guide in the field as it is a grid connected system which does not have battery storage. The plant was set up by Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd. of Kolkata.

In the next 25 years, with the help of this green power project, more than three lakh metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants will be stopped, which is equivalent to planting 3 million plants.

About solar powered Airport “Cochin International Airport”

  • On August 18, 2015, Cochin International Airport was proclaimed the main completely solar powered air terminal with the introduction of a committed sunlight based plant.
  • Supported by the public authority of Kerala unfamiliar financial backers, it is the 1st Indian airport to have been work under open private-association model
  • Underlying 1999, Cochin International Airport is the seventh busiest air terminal, with in excess of 1,000 flights per week.
  • The airport sees 10 million travelers yearly, which would ascend to million by 2021-22.
  • It is said that Kolkata will be following the strides of Cochin Airport, as it is wanting to fabricate a sun powered plant covering 70 sections of land of land this year.
  • The airport bagged in a tender which had allowed them to set up a up a 12 MW solar power project within the airport complex, on 45 acres that was previously allocated to a cargo handling unit.
  • German engineering company Bosch won the bid of 62 crore to set the plant within a span of three years.

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