Airport in Kochi to become power-positive with new solar plant from March 6

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), the world’s first airport fully powered by solar energy, is to become power-positive with the commissioning of its new solar power plant near Payyannur in Kannur district of Kerala.

Chief Minister of the State Pinarayi Vijayan would inaugurate the 12 MWp solar power plant on March 6, Managing Director of CIAL S Suhas said.

The airport became the first in the world in 2015 to be fully powered by solar energy.

Points to Note:

  • Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) – Kochi, Kerala
  • Is world’s first airport fully powered by solar energy
  • Now is to become power-positive


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