India is all set to have its first solar power operated airport. Cochin International Airport officials announced that the airport will start operating from August 13, 2015.
V J Kurien the Managing Director of (CIAL) told the press in Kochi that Oommen Chandy the honourable Chief Minister of Kerala is likely to inaugurate the Cochin International Airport’s green initiative on August 18, 2015. The solar power project is of 12MWp.
CIAL has installed the solar plant with over 46,000 panels on 45 acres of land with an investment of INR 62 crore for completion of this project.
Total of 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity per day is consumed by the airport for its operational functions. After the installation of solar plant, the airport will technically make it self-sustaining.
The whole project of the solar plant has been done by Bosch Limited and the project is completed in a record time of six months.