Phase II of Pune Airport’s Solar Power Project to Begin Soon

The second phase will see the installation of a 100 kWp capacity flexible panel solar power plant, making the airport the first in the country to have this facility.

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The Airport Authority of India (AAI) will soon begin work on the second phase of the solar power plant installation at Pune’s Lohegaon Airport.

The second phase will see the installation of a 100 kWp capacity flexible panel solar power plant, making the airport the first in the country to have this facility.

Ajay Kumar, Pune Airport Director made the announcement at the Airport Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting.

“After the successful operations of the first solar power plant, we are beginning the installation of phase two of the new 100 kWp solar power project, at the airport. The work for the 100 kWp capacity flexible panels, solar power plant has already been allocated,” Kumar said.

According to him, the facility is being introduced for the first time in India at the Lohegaon airport and will be installed on the rooftop of the terminal building.

“While the average solar energy requirement at the airport is 600-700 kWp, we aim to increase the capacity of the power plant and eventually run the airport on solar power,” he added.

Renxsol Ecotech Private Limited emerged as the successful bidder for tender issued by AAI for the project. The bid project cost quoted by the company was Rs 1.175 crore, and the project is expected to be completed in 120 days.

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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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