A solar powered airport? Yes, it’s true. Cochin International Airport, serves the city of Kochi in India, is the first airport to run completely off solar power. Even more, the airport actually generates electricity that it sells back to the grid.
Developed under a public-private partnership model that was funded by close to 10,000 non-resident Indians from 30 different countries. Kochi airport is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala. Also, is the fourth busiest airport in India, and the seventh busiest overall.
The airport handled more than 10.2 million passengers with a total of 71,871 aircraft movements in the fiscal year 2018-2019. Furthermore, is a primary base for Air India Express operations which is also headquartered in the city.
And since August 18th, 2015 Cochin International Airport has been fully solar powered – also making it the only airport in the world able to make this claim. In recognition of this achievement, on 26 July 2018, the airport was selected for the coveted Champion of the Earth award, the highest environmental honor instituted by the United Nations.
To find out more about the Cochin International Airport, watch this video https://youtu.be/2Hl6tyn17_0.
Inspiring might be the right word. However, we at Blue Sky Solar and Roofing, hope that projects like the Cochin International Airport simply become the norm.
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