Solar power plant at Chennai airport to become operational soon

Chennai airport Solar Power

Chennai airport’s 1.5 MW solar power plant will soon become operational and save Rs. 8 crore annually. The installation of the panels on cargo terminal is complete and it will become operational soon after the election result of the state is out.

With the installation of solar power plant the power bill is said to be reduced by 8 crore, the Airport is currently paying 20 crore to electricity board per year.  Beside the 1.5 MW rooftop power plant, the airport is also planning to set up 7.5 MW solar power plant on the premises.

Early this month Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju at a program asked all the airports across India to install solar energy units. As part of the program, 12 MW solar power units have been already installed at Kochi airport run by the Cochin International Airport Limited. Currently entire airport is operated on solar power.

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