The world’s largest solar powered airport in Kochi,India123 views
Solar power energy has always been in the thought process of many big names and companies, but it has never been done like this. India is the third largest polluter in the world and they are also one of the fasting growing economies to back that up.
In the city of Kochi, the international airport, by May 2016 will be the largest solar powered airport in the world!
A statement was released by CIAL in which they went further details about the project and what it hopes to achieve.
Having an airport run completely on solar energy is not easy and has to have many panels to sustain the energy continuously running, and CIAL provided on what they plan to do to accomplish that:
46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres near cargo complex. Now, Cochin airport will have 50000 to 60000 thousand units of electricity per day to be consumed for all its operational functions, which technically make the airport ‘ absolutely power neutral ‘.
The entire project is costing upto 62 Crore rupees. But it will sure pay off because CIAL claims it will:
Over the next 25 years, this green power project will avoid carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants by more than 3 lakh metric tons, which is equivalent to planting 3 million trees or not driving 750 miles.
Because this is going to be seen as such a success or a genius way to cut down emissions and pollution, the Indian government has already advised other airports around the country to do the same.