World’s First Solar Powered-airport

Cochin International Airport, India’s first airport built under a public-private-partnership (PPP) model scripted another chapter in aviation history by becoming the first airport in the world that operates completely on solar power. The 12 MWp solar power plant was inaugurated by Hon Chief Minister Mr. Oommen Chandy, on 18 August 2015. It comprised of 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres of land near the air cargo complex.

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which has always adhered to the philosophy of sustainable development, ventured into the Solar PV sector in early 2013 by installing a 100 kWp solar PV Plant on the roof top of the arrival terminal block. After the successful commissioning of this plant, CIAL installed a 1 MWp solar PV power plant partly on the roof top and partly on the ground in the aircraft maintenance hangar facility.


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