India is now home to the world’s first fully solar-powered airport after the unveiling of the Cochin International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Over the next 25 years, the landmark project is expected to save carbon emissions of 300,000 tons, the equivalent of planting 3 million trees.
Cochin International Airport can now boast to be “absolutely power neutral” after unveiling a new renewable-energy system that makes it the world’s first fully solar-powered airport. The airport will have 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity consumer per day, used for all its operational functions, reports the Economic Times.
The airport will be powered by a 12 MWp [...]