Tata Power Solar on Tuesday announced the commissioning of 2.67 MW solar carport at Cochin International Airport.
The project comprised of putting together 8472 solar panels on 27 carports spread over 20289.9 square meters of area. The entire solar plant is aimed towards reducing 1868 tonnes of Carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.
The grid-connected carport plant required high-level engineering and designing skills for assembling the massive car port structures. Additionally, advanced technology and design was of utmost importance to match and maintain the quality standards in place.
“Cochin International Airport Limited.became the first airport in the world to be fully powered by solar energy during August 2015. It has now accomplished another milestone by implementing India’s largest solar carport,” said V J Kurian, Managing Director, Cochin International Airport Limited.
“The project is a benchmark in terms of engineering expertise utilised in terms of complexities encountered considering the high water levels in backfilled lands. The modular design has helped us to execute the project in a record time and we are looking forward to more of these initiatives being replicated in other airports and commercial establishments,” added Ashish Khanna, ED and CEO, Tata Power Solar.
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