Cochin airport becomes world’s first to operate entirely on solar energy

There is good news from Kerala that Cochin international airport become world first to rum fully on solar energy.

Cochin airport becomes world's first to completely operate on solar power

According to Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), the airport’s solar plant containing 46,150 solar panels dispersion over 45 acres land close to cargo complex is capable of estimated manufacturing 50,000 to 60,000 units per day for its process.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated a 12 MW solar power plant at the airport on 18 August 2015.

The airport started first ventured solar power in March 2013 by installing a 100 kWp solar plant on the roof of the arrival terminal block.


The solar energy was installed by the Vikram Solar power Ltd in Kolkata.

It is estimated that after the 25 years, this solar power project will not release carbon dioxide discharges from coal fired power plants by more than three lakh metric tonnes, which is equivalent to planting 30 lakh trees.

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