Article: World’s First Solar Airport No Longer Pays Electricity Bills

“”We wanted to be independent of the electricity utility grid,” Jose Thomas, the airport’s general manager, told the CNNMoney.

Cochin started its solar journey three years ago when it installed solar panels on the roof of its arrivals terminal. It eventually blossomed into a 12 megawatt solar project after the airport commissioned German multinational engineering and electronics company Bosch to build the impressive $9.5 million plant that features 46,000 panels laid out across 45 acres of unused land near the airport’s international cargo terminal.

The plant switched on Aug. 18, cementing Cochin’s status as the world’s first fully solar powered airport and the only power-neutral airport on the planet.”

(Full article here)

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