Floating Solar Power plants to be commissioned in Cochin
KOCHI : Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) is the worlds first solar-powered airport in 2015. On Sunday added another feather to its cap, commissioning two floating solar power plants in Kerala. With the installation of the plants with a capacity of 452 kWh over two artificial lakes, the airport’s total installed capacity has increase to 40 MWp helping it to produce around 1.60 lakh units of power a day against per day consumption of around at 1.30 lakh units, the CIAL said. Also CIAL said it aims to become the second largest power producer in the state after KSEB (Kerala State Electricity Board), adding a 12 MWp plant was being completed at Payyannur in Kannur district.
CIAL founder managing director V J Kurian said: “CIAL has been reinventing itself since its formative days. One of our innovations which proved that relying upon green energy is possible even for the high energy consumers like an airport has won us the champions of the earth award instituted by the United Nations. We are committed to the protection of nature and trying our best to reduce the carbon footprints.”