The world’s first fully solar-powered airport

The world’s first fully solar-powered airport












India has unveiled the first airport in the world to operate completely on solar energy.
A solar power plant with 46,150 solar panels has been installed across 45 acres of land near the cargo area of Cochin International Airport (CIAL). It supplies the airport with 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity per day, making the airport “absolutely power neutral”, according to a statement by CIAL.
India's leading airport in sustainability had already been using solar energy from two smaller power plants installed in
2013. But the latest addition brings its solar energy capacity up to 12 megawatts (MW) of power per day, a sufficient amount to run all of the airport’s daily functions.

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