Adding a new golden feather to solar energy achievements earned by India, Cochin International Airport comes at the top list completely operated with solar power.
Solar Plant with Production capacity of 12 MW
Solar Plant with 12 megawatts production capacity officially commissioned at International Airport of Cochin, Kerala. The Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy officially inaugurated the 12 megawatts solar plant. Cochin Nedumbassery airport passed the first corner stone to became the first green airport in India. The solar plant installed at Nedumbassery Cochin Airport start producing electricity for CIAL.
First Solar powered Airport in India
Cochin International Airport became the first solar powered airport in India. The 12 MW solar plant installed near to cargo complex can produce 48,000 to 49,000 units of current daily. The total cost expecting for completion of the project is 62 crores. The proposed solar plant project can produce an additional 2000 units of currents more the actually electricity usage of Cochin International Airport.
Solar Power shall be the future source for Kerala
Minister K Babu reported in his presidential address that Kannur Airpot is also proposed to utilize the solar energy for its functioning. The electricity minister of Kerala Aryadan Muhammed reported that the total expected electricity need for Kerala state will be 4670 megawatts. And also hinted that the current total electricity need of Kerala is 37000 megawatts. Total electricity production capacity of Kerala is 1700 MW currently. And the Central share is 1200 to 1300 MW. If more solar power plants with production capacity can be installed in Kerala it can be the future electricity source for Kerala.
Energy Sustainability by 1 lakh Solar Plants in Kerala Houses
Minister also reported that solar plants have been installed in 8000 houses in Kerala. With availability of grid the process are going on for installation of solar plants in 12,000 more houses in Kerala. Solar Panel Installation with high megawatt production capacity can only save Kerala for getting energy sustainability. The Energy Minister concluded his speech with a fact that the state can only get energy sustainability when 100,000 houses are equipped with solar plant installation.