Cochin International Airport is all set to become the first Indian airport and may be the first in the world as well, to operate on solar power and turn itself to a green airport.
The CIAL Company has installed a 12 MW solar plant with more than 46,000 panels on 45 acres of land at an investment of Rs.62 crore to accomplish this project.
The project is likely to be officially inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on August 18.
“With the commissioning of the plant, Cochin International Airport will become the world’s first airport to be completely powered by solar energy” said V.J. Kurien, Managing Director of CIAL.
The solar power plant has been set up by Bosch Ltd., Bangalore and the entire work of the installation has been completed in a short span of six months.