Bangalore International Airport Inaugurates Rooftop Solar Plant

The solar system is expected to generate around 4.7 million units of power per annum.

Bangalore International Airport Rooftop

The Kempegowda International Airport (Bangalore) inaugurated its 3.35 MW rooftop solar power plant. The power generated from the rooftop systems will be used to meet the electricity demands of the airport.

The solar system is expected to generate around 4.7 million units of power per annum, a number based on which the airport authority predicts they could go self-sufficient for meeting power demands as early as next year.

Installed across eight rooftops the solar power plant is expected to reduce 3,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The contemporary design of the solar panels installed by Sunshot ensures that the glare of the sun is not reflected for the safety of aircraft operations. The solar structure is also lightweight, leak-proof, corrosion-free and can withstand high winds.

Lakshminarayanan S., Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance, BIAL, said, “As a role model for sustainable progress, the Bengaluru airport is well on course towards achieving its goal of becoming 100 percent powered by renewable energy by 2020. To that end, these solar projects will help BIAL reduce carbon footprint and achieve energy neutrality.” 

Commissioned across two phases, the project consists of a 503 kW rooftop solar structure, a 2.5 MW ground-mounted solar panel and a 425 KW car parking solar power installations.

“As a role model for sustainable progress, the Bengaluru airport is well on course to achieving its goal of becoming 100 percent powered by renewable energy by 2020. These solar projects will help BIAL reduce carbon footprint and achieve energy neutrality. The airport’s consumption from solar power stands at 50 million units through on-site and off-site solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) to meet 67 percent of its annual energy requirements,” Lakshminarayanan added.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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