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.
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.
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