COCHIN: FIRST FULLY RENEWABLE ENERGY POWERED AIRPORT
NEWS – The Cochin International Airport in India is the first fully solar energy powered airport in the world which produces up to 60,000 units of electricity every day to meet its energy needs.
The Cochin International Airport in India is the world’s first fully renewable energy powered airport.
Massive solar plant, produces up to 60,000 units of electricity every day to meet its energy needs with 46.000 solar panels.
The United Nations (UN) gave the highest enviromental accolade, Champion of Earth Prize in 2018 to the airport.
Cochin International Airport General Manager Vattavayalil Joseph Kurian said that they wanted to use the power of green energy because of their high electricity bills:
We meet the energy needs of Cochin International Airport with the solar power plant that we have first started to build in 1993 and started to use in 1999. We also contribute to the national grid.
The airport hosted 10 million passengers in the last financial year. It currently operates with 25 airlines to several domestic and international destinations.