World’s first solar airport is energy self-sufficient

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A 20-year-old International airport in the South Indian city of Kochi has become the world’s first solar-powered airport.

The airport can now produce more than 50,000 units of electricity with its new solar plant, making it energy self-sufficient. The airport’s solar panels were made in China.

CCTV’s Shweta Bajaj has more from Kochi.

World\'s first solar airport is energy self-sufficient

World\'s first solar airport is energy self-sufficient

A 20-year-old International airport in the South Indian city of Kochi has become the world’s first solar-powered airport.The airport can now produce more than 50,000 units of electricity with its new solar plant, making it energy self-sufficient. The airport’s solar panels were made in China.CCTV’s Shweta Bajaj has more from Kochi.

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  • Cochin International Airport was India’s first private-public partnership airport and it’s also the seventh-busiest airport in the country. Now it has become the world’s only airport run entirely on solar power.
  • Over the next 25 years, the Cochin Airport will cut 300,000 tons of carbon emissions, which is equal to planting 3 million trees. The Indian government is looking at solar as a major source of power and is planning an investment of $100 billion in the sector by 2022.