Cochin International Airport Commissions Floating Solar Plant

Jan 18, 2021 12:14 PM ET
  • Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has actually effectively commissioned one of the biggest floating solar plants in the state of Kerala.

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has announced that it has successfully commissioned one of the biggest floating solar plants in the state of Kerala. The 452-kilowatt hr (KWh) solar plant has been set up with the goal to further help the flight terminal in becoming sustainable by utilizing environment-friendly power produced by the plant.

With this installation, the total installed solar capacity of the flight terminal has become 40 MWp helping it in producing around 1.60 lakh devices of power a day wherein the day-to-day consumption stands around 1.30 lakh devices.

In a press statement, it specified that CIAL's trysts with the experiments in producing environment-friendly energy accomplished one more landmark with this installation as the firm has actually presented cost-efficient high-density polyethylene floats; making use of French innovation, whereupon 1300 photovoltaic panels were installed and laid over 2 man-made lakes found in the 130-acre CIAL golf course. The plants covering an overall area of one acre are attached to the KSEB power grid which is to be banked when required.

The pre-commissioning trials showed that these panels which set you back around Rs.2 crores to the firm are generating power with maximum output performance among the 8 solar power plants set up by CIAL at different areas in the airport terminal premises.

VJ Kurian, owner handling supervisor, CIAL, associated the success of the plant to the business's relentless efforts in generating brand-new technologies and also its functioning approach which is at the same level with global standards. "CIAL has been transforming itself given that its formative days. Among our advancements which confirmed that trusting green power is possible even for the high power customers like an airport has actually won us the champions of the planet award set up by the United Nations. We are dedicated to the security of nature as well as attempting our finest to minimize carbon footprints."

Typically, the setup of the floating solar energy plant costs two to three times more than that of the ground-mounted one; however with the beginning of the novel technology; that also very first time in the country, it can bring down the expense at par with that said of flooring setup. The technical aid was given by a French firm Ciel et Terre.

CIAL has actually additionally effectively carried out the idea of Total sustainability management (TSM) in its golf course where treated water from the sewer therapy plant of the flight terminal is made use of for water harvesting with the help of 12 artificial lakes.

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