India reveals world’s first 100 percent solar-powered airport

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Worlds-first-completely-Solar-powered-airport-in-India-3-640x360Cochin International Airport recently announced that it will now run completely on solar power from 46,150 panels laid across 45 acres.

According to a press release, Cochin International’s solar power station is expected to save 300,000 tons worth of carbon emissions over the next 25 years. That’s the equivalent of planting three million trees or not driving 750 million miles.

The airport’s parent company, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), plans to sell surplus energy from the new solar plant to the Kerala State Electricity Board. CIAL has also said that it is looking to continue exploring alternate energy resources, taking advantage of the numerous water bodies in Kerala through dam-based solar panels and other hydro power projects.

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