Canal-top solar plant to be commissioned soon at Kochi airport

A six-MW canal-top solar project on the Chengaltodu canal which runs through the Kochi airport, will be commissioned soon.

It may be recalled that in August 2015, the Cochin International Airport Ltd commissioned its 12 MW solar power plant, and earned the distinction of becoming the world’s first airport to meet all of its electricity requirements from solar.

Thanks to growing business, the demand for electricity has increased, paving way for setting up of new projects.

Quoting P Jose Thomas, General Manager, CIAL, a report in BusinessLine said, “In November, 4.5 MW of the canal-top project was commissioned and the rest will be commissioned any time now.”

When that happens, the airport’s solar capacity will stand raised to 30 MW, the largest in the country, added the report.

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