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COCHIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- World’s Totally Solar-Powered Airport

15 Dec, 2018

On a move that is expected to save 300000 tonnes of carbon emission over the next 25 years the state of Cochin in mid-Kerala on the southwest coast of India has converted its airport to function with 100 per cent solar power with creative mind. As of May 2016 the airport will run on 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres in a nearby cargo complex. Not only will the contribution to the environment be equivalent to run 10000 homes each year. Now, Cochin airport will have 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity per day to be consumed for all its operational functions, which technically make the airport absolutely power neutral. The airport which is the fourth largest in the country in terms of international traffic plans to sell any solar power it does not use to the local Kerala State Electricity Board and will buy anything it needs during overcast days or at night. It also announced at a recent press conference that it is looking into other renewable energy sources and hydro power. They are also looking at opportunities in generating power through dam-based solar panels and low-head hydro projects by utilising Kerala natural resources. It is very important for overall development. Given the heavy rainfall there each monsoon season, this seems a feasible option. Best school in kullu time to time organise the program on the latest development in the country to give knowledge to students with their best faculty. According to the govt sources, India already has four gig watts of solar capacity. Using Cochin as an example, the Indian govt has been encouraging other local airports seriously to consider how they can incorporate solar energy into their operations. This is really good news, not least as it represents a spectacular turnaround for a state that previously registered the number zero not for its carbon emissions, but for its ecological awareness. Ecology and wildlife habitat go together of course, so in celebration of this good news and it is also provide a safe transport. Since this reason the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is the world`s largest airport in the world.

 

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